Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked To A Higher Risk Of Heart Attack, Angina, And Diabetes
It Is Also Related To Obesity And Hypertension
Obstructive sleep apnea, also called OSA, is a condition that occurs at night when sleeping, therefore it is difficult to detect. The breathing is interrupted for several seconds. A partner can complain about the snoring, but detecting the interruptions in breathing can be challenging. According to a study, most people have OSA at some point in their lives, but only 15% have severe OSA. The symptoms are fatigue and daytime sleepiness, but the individuals consider that these conditions have other causes. The same study evaluated what other health conditions had persons with severe OSA, and found a correlation with high blood pressure, an increased risk of heart attack, angina, and diabetes. Also, the degree of hypertension and obesity depended on the severity of apnea. More Information click here.