Consequences of Airway Obstruction
- About 33% of OSA patients have hypertension and 33% of hypertensive patients have OSA. Treatment of OSA is known to cause resolution of hypertension in these patients.
- The irregular heart rhythms, fluctuations of blood pressure combined with blood gas changes which are a decrease in oxygen level and increase in carbon-di-oxide levels in the blood can sometimes lead to Myocardial Infarction and sudden death.
b) Consequence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on the Brain and Nervous System
The reduced level of oxygen causes problems with a persons cognitive skill. Besides this it can lead to anoxia of the
There can be a rise in the pressure within the brain blood vessels which is called intracranial hypertension.
Both these conditions can resolve if treatment is administered for the Obstructive Sleep Apnea.