OSA is a common problem which results in people stopping breathing whilst asleep. This can caused high blood pressure and an increased chance of stroke and heart attack.
Causes of obstructive sleep apnea include obesity, large circumference neck and diabetes. High alcohol intake, smoking and being male and middle age all contribute. The known risk factors for acquiring OSA are the same as the recognised risk factors for CVE (stroke) and heart attack (MI). There may be an overlap in the causality here.
If you think that you or someone you know may have OSA they visit their doctor so that the diagnosis can be made. Steps can be taken to avoid and treat risk factors and underlying conditions. Without this life could be shortened and quality of life reduced.
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