Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a well known sleep related breathing disorder that is not diagnosed in 80-90% of people in this country. One of the common misconceptions is that one has to be an older obese snoring man to have obstructive sleep apnea. This statement may be true, but this description only makes up a certain segment of people with this condition. Even young, thin, non-snoring women can have significant obstructive sleep apnea. Untreated, it can lead to or aggravate hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart disease, heart attack or stroke. Find out if you may have obstructive sleep apnea and what you can do to treat this condition before medical complications arise.

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  1. Im 42,with extremely low blood pressure of 90/50.,slow heart rate ranging 28bpm to 46bpm,experience sinus headache with on and off cough and colds that does not totally go away with antibiotics and antihistamine,given that I was diagnosed with asymtomatic gerd ,took proton inhibitors for a couple of months right after my endoscopy. Been suffering from bloating,IBS and heartburn for almost 6 years..tried different antacids.Went doctors shopping since I had multiple medical symptoms doctors claim to be difficult study.treadmill stress test was stopped due to ischemia but thallium test turned out normal…Thank you Dr Park, I am now close to finding out my real medical condition..I may have what you call UARS due to similarity of symptoms.My current electrophysio recommended sleep study since 24 hour holter done 10Nov indicates significant pauses longest is 6.6secs while asleep.Praying for best possible therapy since I do not want to suffer like my Mom who had a stroke at age 57 due to hypertension and my Dad who had a heart attack two years ago