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Flying May Not Be Good For People With Obstructive Sleep Apnea! by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Jul 2008 10:19am People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) snore and have pauses in breathing during sleep. It occurs when soft tissues in the airways collapse during sleep and temporarily block breathing. The entire process can be repeated hundreds of times a night and it can cause disruption in both breathing and sleep resulting in so-called “sleep fragmentatio ... Read on »
Flying May Not Be Good For People With Obstructive Sleep Apnea! by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 2:55pm People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) snore and have pauses in breathing during sleep. It occurs when soft tissues in the airways collapse during sleep and temporarily block breathing. The entire process can be repeated hundreds of times a night and it can cause disruption in both breathing and sleep resulting in so-called “sleep fr ... Read on »
Access To Sleep Testing Will Make A Big Health Impact by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 Jun 2012 12:51pm From The Boston Globe….. The number of people in Massachusetts living with obstructive sleep apnea would fill Fenway Park 10 times over. Sadly, the majority of them don’t know it and fewer still are being treated. Most in the Bay State have either never heard of the condition or think it merely means loud snoring that keeps spouses up at ni ... Read on »
Can Avoiding Dehydration Prevent Atrial Fibrillation “Holiday Heart Syndrome”? by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 23 Dec 2011 3:11pm The holidays seem to bring on lots of atrial fibrillation, often attributed to a condition called “Holiday Heart Syndrome”, which is supposedly caused by consuming too much alcohol and caffeine during the holidays. This year, can we avoid afib caused by Holiday Heart Syndrome? I think so, by avoiding dehydration. Here are my thoughts abou ... Read on »
Rare Short Sleep Gene Discovered – With A Catch by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 14 Aug 2009 5:34pm Researchers discovered a rare gene mutation that allows people to function on less sleep. A mother and daughter normally can sleep for about 6 hours whereas others have to sleep 8 or more hours. When this gene was placed in mice, they also had less need for sleep. Study co-author, Dr. Fu, commented that her "fantasy" is that this finding could ... Read on »
Sleep Apnea Thickens Blood Vessels, Increases Heart Disease Risk by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Wed 06 May 2009 1:28pm During Sleep Apnea, air flow is completely blocked Obstructive sleep apnea, or periodic interruptions in breathing throughout the night, thickens sufferers’ blood vessels. Moreover, it increases the risk of several forms of heart and vascular disease. Emory researchers have identified the enzyme NADPH oxidase as important for the ... Read on »
Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks by Medline Plus Posted Wed 11 Jun 2014 9:00pm For obese patients, weight loss is recommended, too, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases--Prevention , Sleep Apnea Read on »
Heart Disease vs Sleep Apnea in Women by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 03 Feb 2012 3:01am The first Friday of every February is designated National Wear Red Day to focus our attention on heart disease.  The National Institutes of Health via its National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute started the Heart Truth with its Red Dress campaign a decade ago to especially focus on heart disease in women.  Incredible as it may seem, heart dise ... Read on »
Heart Failure and Potential Complications From Sleep Apnea by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Wed 13 May 2009 10:00pm There are many serious medical concerns from sleep apnea but now a study had linked serious and fatal complications for patients with heart failure. People with sleep apnea experience decreased or interrupted breathing during which the brain is oxygen deprived and not able to send out the messages to the respiratory muscles to inhale and exhale. ... Read on »
Heart Failure and Potential Complications From Sleep Apnea by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Sun 13 Jan 2013 12:36am There are many serious medical concerns from sleep apnea but now a study had linked serious and fatal complications for patients with heart failure. People with sleep apnea experience decreased or interrupted breathing during which the brain is oxygen deprived and not able to send out the messages to the respiratory muscles to inhale and exhale. ... Read on »