Thursday, July 12, 2007

A not too surprising relationship between Sleep Apnea and Preeclampsia

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Preeclampsia is a very dangerous condition occuring in pregnant women, leading to spikes in blood pressure, resulting in high risk to mother and foetus, weight gains and other complications.

In previous research I did, I was able to establish this vicious circle of links between sleep apnea, risk of stroke, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and even Alzheimer's!

Sleep Apnea causes disturbances in the sleep pattern, which consequentially leads to weight gain, and blood pressure rises. Since weight gain and blood pressure rises are also closely related, there is a compounding effect.

Hence I was not surprised to find the American Thoracic Society reporting this link.

If nothing, this should server as further motivation to find a quick solution to sleep apnea, and er, also improve the diagnosis rate to start with...

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