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could sleep apnea cause autonomic neuropathy ? doctor is telling me it can ? any idea ?

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Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Associated: Association is not exactly the same as causation.Sleep and the autonomic nervous system are closely related from an anatomical, physiological, and neurochemical point of view.A large number of neurologic and general medical disorders (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases) are associated with both autonomic failure and sleep disorders.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
20 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Autonomic abnormalities have been linked to sleep apnea, especially central sleep apnea. You can read more here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/15195047 http://www.Sleep-journal.Com/article/s1389-9457(06)00196-1/abstract.
Answered on Sep 20, 2013
Dr. Mike Deldar
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Since sleep apnea effect in your autonomic nervous system due to dangerous situation your body faces during sleep apnea. It is like protective mechanism.
Answered on Jun 21, 2015
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As above : U need to talk with u doctor , neuropathy can cause that.

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