Sleep Apnea May Increase The Risk Of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Guest post Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition among Americans. This is well evident as one in 15 Americans suffers from this condition these days. A new study states that women who have OSA are highly prone to high risk health conditions during pregnancy, which is fatal to their babies and the mothers. The […]

Can CPAP Prevent Pregnancy Complications?

Preeclampsia is a potentially dangerous condition during pregnancy that can lead to life-threatening high blood pressure, kidney failure, and fetal growth delay. Dr. Colin Sullivan (the inventor of the CPAP machine) has published a series of studies on the beneficial effects of using CPAP to control preeclampsia. In his latest study, he and his colleagues […]

Premature Birth Ups Your Risk for Sleep Apnea

I’ve reported on a number of various factors that increases your risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, but here’s an unexpected one: premature delivery. Researchers from Australia showed that premature delivery increases your chances of developing obstructive sleep apnea later in life by 2.74 times full-term deliveries. It makes sense that you need to be in your […]

Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Is Risky For Mom & Baby

I’ve written about the many dangers of untreated obstructive sleep apnea for adults and children, but what happens if you’re pregnant and have obstructive sleep apnea? A recent study showed that it can be very dangerous: Babies born to mothers with obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to be admitted to the neonatal ICU (46 vs. 18%) Mothers […]

Women And Heart Disease: A Travesty

February is American Heart Month, and one thing that’s being stressed more this year is the fact that many women’s heart problems go undiagnosed, especially if they have atypical symptoms. The American Heart Association just recently came out with revised guidelines of cardiovascular disease prevention for women. The two interesting points they make is that […]