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Health Effects of
Obstructive Sleep
Apnea Syndrome

 

Sleep Apnea has both short- and long-term health consequences. Always feeling tired during daytime hours, or a partner’s complaint of loud snoring, is typically what drives patients to seek a diagnosis and treatment.   However, if left untreated, Sleep Apnea has significant and serious long-term health consequences:

  • Increased risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Daytime high blood pressure
  • Heart failure

Just like a patient with high-blood pressure takes a daily preventative prescription to keep his or her blood pressure within a healthy range, patients who suffer from Sleep Apnea need to be treated in order to prevent the disease’s damaging side-effects.  We all want to live long, healthy lives – and treating your Sleep Apnea is one way to ensure that you are doing all that you can to ensure you are around to meet your grand and even great-grandchildren.

If you snore and have daytime sleepiness or risk factors for heart attack or stroke (such as high blood pressure or diabetes), you should strongly consider talking to your family doctor about being evaluated by Dr. Ludwick and/or participating in a Sleep Study.You can also Request an appointment online.

 
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