Monday, 2 April 2012

Other News - Obstructive Sleep Apnea has links with DVT, according to study

Inside a study from Taiwan, obstructive sleep apnea, which may be treated with the likes of a sleep apnea mouthpiece, is stated to be connected with Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT. A daily newspaper in the UK, The Daily Express, states that that a study was produced over 7 years, and took in 10,000 people to the influence of obstructive sleep apnea on other health circumstances.

It is already recognized that severe instances of sleep apnea, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea can have worrying health problems such as a greater risk of high blood pressure and consequently heart attacks, as well as a higher potential for strokes.

Over half of all of the individuals had the sleep condition, and the study discovered that 40 incidents of DVT occurred during the seven year period. Deep Vain Thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that may develop at any time in the vein, and generally in the leg. The clot can however be life-threatening if the clot moves on to any vital organs like the lungs.

The investigation discovered that out of the 40 cases which were recorded, those who struggled with obstructive sleep apnea were 3 times as likely to be affected by DVT. It was discovered that 30 with the 40 cases had been those who had OSA whilst the other 10 did not.

Obviously out of a report of 10,000 people, 40 cases of DVT mean the likelihood of getting such a clot is extremely unlikely. Although the percentage (0.53%) is nearly 3 times as much (0.22%) when you have sleep apnea, the levels are nonetheless extremely little, and DVT is certainly extremely uncommon.

Whatever the case, they didn't take either smoking or weight in to the equation, and consequently other factors, other than sleep apnea, were not considered. Nevertheless, in the event you really feel you may have sleep apnea, there's no harm going to your local medical doctor and seeing whether you might need a sleep apnea mouthpiece.

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