Gout & Sleep Apnea: A Strong Connection, But Often Ignored

Every time I see a patient in my practice that has gout, almost invariably, they have signs and symptoms of untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Gout is an arthritic condition that’s caused by uric acid buildup. Allopurinol is the medication of choice, which works by reducing levels of uric acid in the body. Gout is also associated […]

Are Kidney Stones Caused by Sleep Apnea?

One of my patients who is doing well after sleep apnea surgery emailed me a list of all the improvements just a few weeks out, and at the end, just happened to mention that he expects his kidney stones to be eradicated as well. I didn’t give it much thought, since treating sleep apnea and […]