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heart problems: sleep apnea

Heart Problem- Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

In today’s scenario people are undergoing a lot of pressure and are accustomed to a lot of heart related problems. There are various causes due to which a person suffers with heart ailments like smoking, high deposits of cholesterol in the blood cells, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, stress, sleep deprivation etc. The disturbance in the sleep cycle is one of the major reason for the people suffering with heart problems.

 Why should I be concerned?

What is a Heart attack?

Often referred as the myocardial infraction in the medical terms, a heart attack is the permanent disruption of the heart muscle. A heart attack occurs when the blood vessels which is carrying oxygen-rich blood does not reach the heart due to which the heart tissue raptures the muscle thus causing permanent damage to the heart muscle.

 Why should I be concerned?

What are the Symptoms of Heart Disease?

If the early signs of heart problems are recognized then it will become easier to control the problem through the support of medical help.Some of the symptoms of Heart Disease are:

  • The most common symptom of a heart disease is chest pain. There is a slight discomfort faced by a person during such situation. A burning sensation or inflammation in the chest could be felt which is quite often misinterpreted as indigestion.
  • A person can feel severe pain in his/her jaw, arms, shoulders and back.
  • Another important symptom of heart disease is shortness of breath, extreme palpitations, sweating and feeling of nausea. Sometimes a person feels dizzy and weak.
  • Choking or indigestion is another major symptom. However, these symptoms of heart disease vary for both men as well as women.
How can I benefit from the treatment of Sleep Apnea?

How to Control Heart Disease?

In order to lead a healthy life it is necessary to control the heart related disease and problems.

  • By controlling/managing the high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol levels etc in the body you can easily control the risk of heart disease.
  • The body weight too needs to be maintained in order to reduce the risk of heart diseases. A proper diet chart should be followed by the person with regular amount of workouts.
  • Another important factor that plays a very vital role in controlling the heart disease is sound sleep. Lack of sleep or any kind of sleep – related disorder like Sleep Apnea can also increase the risk of heart problems.

Apart from this the most important factor that plays a very vital role in controlling the heart disease is sound sleep. Lack of sleep or any kind of sleep – related disorder can also increase the risk of heart problems. Heart disease and sleep apnea have a very strong correlation, people who suffer from sleep apnea are 58% more likely to develop new congestive heart failure. It is also seen that a patient with sleep apnea will be suffering from Uncontrolled Blood pressure, Diabetes and may have frequent tiredness, excessive daytime sleepiness which can lead into fatal road accidents. Hence the treatment of sleep apnea is must in order to live a healthy life. To treat your sleep apnea visit a physician in your area and probably he may advise you to undergo polysomnography / sleep study before planning your treatment.




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  1. This is a Sleep Apnea awareness initiative by Philips India Limited and is without warranties of any kind. Philips shall not be made liable for any of the steps stated herein or any consequent findings at any point of time.
  2. The booking of screening will be opened till 31st March 2016 and screening will be done free of cost mainly for those patients who are suffering from High BP, Diabetics, Cardiac problems.
  3. The screening will be conducted on first come first serve basis at individual’s residence for a maximum of 350 patients from Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai each.
  4. The screening will be conducted from 25th March to 15th May 2016.Eligibility for the screening will be decided basis the “Berlin Questionnaire screening”. The date of the screening will be confirmed by Philips, hence the individual is requested to make himself available. The date shall be final on the individual, unless specifically agreed by Philips.
  5. The information, contents, symptoms, signs provided herein are non- exhaustive in nature and indicative only, having any of the general signs and symptoms listed necessarily do not indicate Sleep Apnea disorder. The information provided herein is based on internal surveys, market researches; inputs shared by medical experts and patients and may not be conclusive.
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