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How significant is sleep apnea as a cause of high blood pressure?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: BIG

Sleep apnea is a major factor in the development or worsening of high blood pressure.
In fact, patients with hard to treat high blood pressure should be checked for apnea as a possible cause.

In brief: BIG

Sleep apnea is a major factor in the development or worsening of high blood pressure.
In fact, patients with hard to treat high blood pressure should be checked for apnea as a possible cause.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is diagnosed as stopping breathing for at least 10 seconds at a time.
That means that the blood oxygen level decreases. This decreased oxygen means that the heart has to work harder , which increases the blood pressure.

In brief: Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is diagnosed as stopping breathing for at least 10 seconds at a time.
That means that the blood oxygen level decreases. This decreased oxygen means that the heart has to work harder , which increases the blood pressure.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dr. Mark Birnbach
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Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Perhaps

It is still controversial whether osa causes hypertension.
There may be a sub-group of people who are more likely to develop hypertension. It is true that patients with tough to treat hypertension may have osa and will benefit from treatment.

In brief: Perhaps

It is still controversial whether osa causes hypertension.
There may be a sub-group of people who are more likely to develop hypertension. It is true that patients with tough to treat hypertension may have osa and will benefit from treatment.
Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
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