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Is sleep apnea caused by hypertension?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: The other way around

Sleep apnea can cause hypertension.

In brief: The other way around

Sleep apnea can cause hypertension.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Obesity can cause both sleep apnea and hypertension, and the sleep apnea will make the blood pressure even more difficult to control.
Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Sleep apnea is not caused by hypertension but may trigger hypertension.
The stress, arousals and decrease in oxygen that occur with obstructive sleep apnea may damage blood vessels and promote hypertension. Treatment of sleep apnea may help some patients who have hypertension that is otherwise difficult to control.

In brief: No

Sleep apnea is not caused by hypertension but may trigger hypertension.
The stress, arousals and decrease in oxygen that occur with obstructive sleep apnea may damage blood vessels and promote hypertension. Treatment of sleep apnea may help some patients who have hypertension that is otherwise difficult to control.
Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: OSA and hypertension

The mechanisms underlying OSA and sleep apnea are reported to be closely linked.
Patients with OSA tend to have high blood pressure that can be more easily controlled with treatment of OSA.

In brief: OSA and hypertension

The mechanisms underlying OSA and sleep apnea are reported to be closely linked.
Patients with OSA tend to have high blood pressure that can be more easily controlled with treatment of OSA.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine

In brief: Agree

Witg dr astrachan.
.. And this is why weight loss for most instances treats both conditions & reduces each effect on tie other.., .

In brief: Agree

Witg dr astrachan.
.. And this is why weight loss for most instances treats both conditions & reduces each effect on tie other.., .
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt
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