Saturday, February 21, 2009

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is when your throat collapses five or more times per hour and usually accompanied
with excessive day time sleepiness.

Sleep Apnea is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke. It is the number one cause of Hypertension. It can cause fluid to build up in your legs. It can be a cause of Pulmonary
Hypertension and irregular heart beat. Can cause erectile dysfunction. It decreases your
life expectancy.

Sleepiness associated with Sleep Apnea can lead to motor vehicle accidents, job related problems and poor quality of life. It affects thinking capabilities and concentration ability.

Diagnosis is by spending a night in a sleep lab hooked 0n to wires but in a comfortable
environment and follow up with a sleep specialist. To see me get more info at,

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