Medindia

X

Research Links Sleep Apnea and Stroke

by Savitha C Muppala on  October 5, 2012 at 8:07 AM Research News   - G J E 4
Research has pointed out that most of the people with obstructive sleep apnea remain undiagnosed, and therefore go untreated which can reduce work productivity.

Diagnosis and screening of sleep apnea is very much necessary, as the condition can increase the risk of stroke.  
Research Links Sleep Apnea and Stroke
Research Links Sleep Apnea and Stroke
Advertisement

Obstructive sleep apnea can also be a serious complication after a person suffers a stroke.

Advertisement
Doctors have advised that there are ways to prevent sleep apnea from occurring. One is to keep the body weight low. Intake of medications and substances that relax the airways and cause snoring, such as sedatives and alcohol, also adds to the risk of this condition.

Sleeping on the side helps prevent disordered breathing, experts said.



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All