For those who have regularly followed this column you are aware of the various medical conditions that have been positively linked to or caused by sleep apnea. Recently I have written about sleep apnea increasing the risk of diabetes and complicating the blood sugar balance. In a recent NIH study it was reported that there is a direct correlation between sleep apnea and stroke. In their study surviving stroke victims were tested for sleep apnea. The startling results showed that 2 out of 3 surviving stroke victims had sleep apnea. The risk of stroke is definitely much higher for apnea patients than for the general population. In addition to massive strokes prolonged lowered levels of oxygen from apnea causes the blood vessels to become smaller and restrict the blood flow to the brain causing mini-strokes. For those with sleep apnea and an increased risk of stroke treatment of the sleep apnea could be very beneficial. Call 1-866-612-5330 for a complimentary consumer guide to the treatment of sleep apnea and a free copy will be sent to you. If you or someone you know is struggling with snoring, sleep apnea, TMJ, headaches, or migraines call for a complimentary in-office evaluation!
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