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If you have pulmonary hypertension secondary to sleep apnea, how long did it take to develop?

If you have pulmonary hypertension secondary to sleep apnea, how long did it take to develop?

It's hard to say.: Inadequate sleep prevents the body from healing itself which leads to inflammation in the body. Inflammation is key cause of many health problems like asthma, hypertension, arthritis, and auto-immune disorders, have an obvious inflammatory component. Treating sleep apnea helps to lower systemic inflammation, which might prevent or help remedy some serious health problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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How long does it take for sleep apnea to cause hypertension? I am a 24 y old and I have hypertension. Should I have a sleep study for sleep apnea?

How long does it take for sleep apnea to cause hypertension? I am a 24 y old and I have hypertension. Should I have a sleep study for sleep apnea?

Maybe: Do you have other signs or symptoms such as snoring, grinding your teeth, day time sleepiness, morning headaches, overweight, greater than a 15" neck, diabetes, lack of concentration, memory problems? If yes, then you should talk to your doctor. Sleep apnea is the #1 cause of hypertension. ...Read more

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I'm a 53 yr old female 210 lbs diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension # is 42 up from #33 edema, sob on exerting no sleep apnea hx of asthma ?

I'm a 53 yr old female 210 lbs diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension # is 42 up from #33 edema, sob on exerting no sleep apnea hx of asthma ?

Pulm HTN: Is a common condition that has many causes. Longstanding asthma and obesity could be the causes for u but there are many possibilities. Often, SOB and edema are treated with diuretic i.e. Lasix (furosemide) or spironolactone. This is a good discussion of pulm Htn, best wishes... http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=1924&page=8 ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between snoring, heart disease, stroke, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea?

Is there a correlation between snoring, heart disease, stroke, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea?

Sleep apnea: Snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Osa means that the body/brain is being deprived of oxygen for at least 10 seconds at a time. This lack of oxygen is connected to stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Cure of sleep apnea?

Cure of sleep apnea?

No cure: There is high failure rate of surgical procedures for sleep apnea. Best treatment is the CPAP mask adjusted to the right pressure. There are some that automatically adjust themselves for the best pressure. Need to get the most comfortable mask & less noisy machine .Complications of surgery include airway obstruction, bleeding, hematoma, infection, pain, death, dysphagia, velopharyngeal etc... ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea common?

Is sleep apnea common?

Yes: It has been published that it affects 4% of men and 2% of women, but personally, i think it is much higher. Unfortunately, it has been given lower priority than other medical conditions. That is now changing as we are discovering that is is associated with considerable medical and psychiatric morbidity and even mortality. ...Read more

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Symptoms if sleep apnea?

Symptoms if sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: Fatigue, snoring, daytime sleepiness, stop breathing for a few seconds while sleeping- are a few symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, is frequently associated with increase level of hemoglobin and htn. Sleep study is indicated. CPAP will be the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea reversible?

Is sleep apnea reversible?

Yes: Sleep apnea can have a number of causes, from being overweight to septal deviations. It is best to be evaluated and see what your issues are. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more


Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Literally it is stopping breathing during sleep. There are 2 main types. Obstructive the most common. Central the less common. When people speak about sleep apnea they usually refer to obstructive where you cannot breathe due to ...Read more