- by Manipal Hospitals
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- Feb 03 2017
How Sleep Apnea Is Affecting Your Health
Health care is highly essential to avoid risk of greater complications later on. Sleep is one of the most important factors that is mandatory to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, obstructive sleep apnea as it is called can adversely affect your health as well as the people around you. Here is all you need to know how sleep apnea is affecting your health.
High BP (blood pressure)
Sleep apnea causes unnecessary stress on the body. This stress creates varying level of hormonal influence on the body that cause the blood pressure to shoot up. This worsens the present conditions and causes breathing problems. It is highly necessary to have a regular health checkup to monitor the BP levels for the same.
Improper sleep is bound to result in obsessive weight gain. As a matter of fact, this acts in a cyclic manner, the latter resulting in greater levels of sleep apnea due to the excessive accumulation of fats around the side of the neck, resulting in more nose blocks.
Not every condition would result in problems. Though not yet proved but it is observed that people who are incorporating sleep apnea treatments are prone to fewer attacks of asthma. Quite a surprise, isn’t it?
Type 2 diabetes
People who carry type 2 diabetes are more likely to have sleep apnea too – studies suggest. This is basically inferred from the fact that people who do not get proper sleep or have trouble sleeping have problems dealing with insulin thus resulting in diabetes or more specifically type 2 diabetes.
People with sleep apnea are prone to have heart attacks as per research. This is mainly due to the improper oxygen delivery to the brain and the heart, often resulting in erratic levels thus leading to premature heart attacks.
Though the link between sleep problems and gastric issues have not yet been defined clearly, people infer that less sleep often reduces the amount of rest and an increased oxygen demand to the brain, for it to function properly. This adversely affects the way other organs are controlled too, and also leads to digestion problems.
It is highly advisable to have regular health checkup and better treatment facilities to treat sleep apnea for it serves as a potential pathway to more serious health issues in future.
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