Consequences of Airway Obstruction
The reduction in blood oxygen levels in the blood circulation can be dangerous for both the heart and the
This repeated obstruction in
The autonomic nervous system of the body consists of two systems called the sympathetic and the parasympathetic systems. These are systems that we are not normally aware of and these regulate the key functions of the body including the activity of the
Lack of oxygen plays havoc with the autonomic system and its functioning. The first organs to suffer include the heart and the brain.
a)Consequence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on the Heart
Irregularity in the Rhythm of the heart called Cardiac dysrhythmias can be observed in OSA patients
Cyclical variations in blood pressure changes can elevate both pressure in the lung vessels (called pulmonary hypertension) and also increase the normal blood pressure of the rest of the body (called systemic hypertension).