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Hypertension Sleep Apnea
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where can I find reliable information about pulmonary hypertension? I was recently diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, likely caused by emphysema and sleep apnea.
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 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
Is there a correlation between snoring, heart disease, stroke, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea?
Yes: Yes, it is often inherited, but not always. One reason has to do with the fact that we look similar to our relatives. The facial bone growth determines the size of the airway and may be narrow in families with sleep apnea. Other familial factors may be obesity, size of tonsils and adenoids, muscle tone and how we breathe when we sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stopping breathing: 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 your airways being blocked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complications of OSA: Cardiovascular: chf, arrhythmias, hypertension lungs: pulmonary hypertension mood: depression extremities: fluid retention abdomen: heart burn sleep: insomnia, hypersomnia, daytime sleepiness, urogenital: decrease libido, nocturia brain: headaches, short term memory, stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
R/O OSA: YES IT IS: OSA DX by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to use.ENT CONSULT FOR UPP EVAL. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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