Weaker blood flow damages the brain of Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients

September 11, 2014 7:24 PM

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Weaker blood flow damages the brain of Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients

Paul Macey, of UCLA led this study and National Institute of Nursing Research funded it. People with OSA typically make snorting or gasping noises during sleep, due to which their sleep is momentarily interrupted hundreds of times. Every time the breathing stops, there is a drop in the blood oxygen level and the cells in the body are damaged.

If this condition isn’t treated it can cause depression, diabetes, heart failure, stroke and high blood pressure. As per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if there is presence of other medical problems like nasal obstruction or congestive heart failure, treating these problems may resolve ...

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