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High BP and Sleep Apnea

Could uncontrollable blood pressure be a result of Sleep Apnea?

People who suffer from hypertension usually associate morning headaches and lack of sleep with high blood pressure. But there is a high possibility that it could be because of a serious sleep disorder called Sleep Apnea. In this disorder, the upper airway repeatedly collapses during sleep, cutting off the flow of air to the lungs. Treatment of Sleep Apnea can not only help you keep your blood pressure under control, but also relieve you of the risk of a cardiac arrest or stroke.

Why should I be concerned?

  • Patients with untreated Sleep Apnea are 2.5 times more likely to suffer a fatal cardiovascular event compared to those whose Sleep Apnea has been effectively treated with the CPAP therapy*
  • Sleep Apnea may contribute to poor blood pressure control despite aggressive medication use***
  • Individuals with Sleep Apnea are between two or more times likely to develop hypertension.***

If I suffer from hypertension, how can I benefit from the treatment of Sleep Apnea?

CPAP therapy allows you to breathe normally and reduces stress on the body. Clinical studies suggest that treatment of Sleep Apnea can benefit hypertension patients in the following ways:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve daytime energy and stamina
  • Relieve excess stress on the heart
  • Reduce potential risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease

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