Medical News Summary: Sleep apnea can result in serious health problems


About: Sleep apnea can result in serious health problems
Date: 13 January 2005
Source: The Oxford Press
Author: Carolyn Susman
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by The Oxford Press): Sleep apnea occurs mostly in men and can lead to heart problems, high blood pressure and weight gain. Sleep apnea can be a contributing factor to death if a person already has existing conditions such as lung problems or cardiac problems. Not all people who snore have sleep apnea but all sleep apnea sufferers snore. Snoring and breathing cessations can severely disrupt the quality of sleep. Other signs of sleep apnea include severe daytime fatigue, morning headaches and sometimes even frequent night-time urination. Lack of sleep can lead to irritability and mood disorders. People at most risk of the condition are obese males with large necks. The majority of the estimated 15 to 20 million sleep apnea sufferers are undiagnosed.
Related Disease Topics: Sleep apnea, Cardiac problems, Obesity, Overweight, Lung disorder, Heart disorder
Related Symptom Topics: Snoring, morning headache, severe daytime fatigue, frequent night-time urination, irritability, mood disorder

Related Medical News Channels: This medical news summary article refers to the following medical channel categories:
  • Undiagnosed
  • Undiagnosed and snoring
  • Undiagnosed and morning headache
  • Undiagnosed and severe daytime fatigue
  • Undiagnosed and frequent night-time urination
  • Undiagnosed and irritability
  • Undiagnosed and mood disorder
  • Undiagnosed and sleep apnea
  • risk and cardiac problems
  • risk and obesity
  • risk and overweight
  • Risk and lung disorder
  • Risk and heart disorder
  • Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis and snoring
  • Diagnosis and morning headache
  • Diagnosis and severe daytime fatigue
  • Diagnosis and frequent night-time urination
  • Diagnosis and irritability
  • Diagnosis and mood disorder
  • Diagnosis and sleep apnea
  • cause of death
  • death from sleep apnea
  • Death from lung disorder
  • Death from heart disorder

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