WE ARE OPEN AND HAVE TAKEN ALL COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS

Sleep Apnea and Women: A Dangerous Combination

A new study led by the University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing shows that sleep apnea lowers the body’s autonomic responses, but even more so in women. The autonomic responses control blood pressure, heart rate, sweating and other basic bodily functions, making sleep apnea a potentially deadly health problem.

Sleep apnea is a condition that causes breathing to be interrupted during sleep, sometimes as many as a hundred times or more in a single night. When the interruption of breathing happens, blood oxygen drops, which can eventually damage a variety of cells in the body. Women’s sleep apnea symptoms may be subtler than men’s, and as a result obstructive sleep apnea is often misdiagnosed in women.

“We now know that sleep apnea is a precursor to bigger health issues. And for women in particular, the results could be deadly,” said Dr. Macey, who led the research. “This may mean that women are more likely to develop symptoms of heart disease, as well as other consequences of poor adaptation to daily physical tasks. Early detection and treatment may be needed to protect against damage to the brain and other organs.”

You Might Also Enjoy...

New Discovery Could Treat Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a devastating genetic disorder which is multi-system, affecting the lungs, sinuses, sweat glands and digestive tract. This illness affects over 30,000 people in the United States alone, with over 700 of these people in Georgia.

Sleep Apnea May Increase Women’s Risk of Heart Disease

Sleep apnea is a silent affliction that affects millions of people every year. It often goes undiagnosed, and has been associated with many health problems from tiredness and lack of focus to high blood pressure to diabetes to mental and emotional problems

Help for Hives

You might think that you are the only one that has them, but you’re not. If you have hives, you are one of MANY! Hives (technically called “urticaria”) is a very common skin problem with the most common symptom being itchiness.

Help for Hives

You might think that you are the only one that has them, but you’re not. If you have hives, you are one of MANY! Hives (technically called “urticaria”) is a very common skin problem with the most common symptom being itchiness.