Sleep Apnea and Kidney function

April 27th, 2018 by Vishal Saini

Effect of Sleep Apnea on Kidney function in patients with Type 2 Diabetes


Sleep apnea is a dysfunctional breathing which involves temporary collapsing of the upper airway during sleep. Sleep apnea can impact health of a diabetic patient in many ways. It can cause hyperglycemia, which is increase in blood sugar levels further worsening the condition. Sleep apnea can also worsen the kidney function by increasing the albumin excretion and it is seen in more exacerbated form in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Obstructive sleep apnea and risk of cardiovascular events

March 9th, 2018 by Vishal Saini

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have been reported to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. A decade-long research study was done using the database of over 10,000 individuals who underwent sleep testing.

What are cardiovascular events?

It is a class of disease that involves heart or blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease includes but not limited to heart attack, hypertension, stroke, heart failure, angina, or thromboembolism (formation of blood clots). To assess the effect of sleep apnea researchers studied its association with the risk of occurrence of cardiac events like myocardial infarction, stroke, exacerbation of congestive heart failure, and coronary artery bypass surgery. In comparison to normal population, people in high risk group are more prone to develop cardiovascular disease due to obstructive sleep apnea. The high risk group includes elderly people, male gender, prior diabetes, prior hypertension, prior stroke, prior MI, prior CHF, prior COPD, and smokers.
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