Robert J Thomas, MD will discuss hypertension, its relationship to apnea and cardiac health. Joined by apnea patients Ernestine Key and Marc Ostrick.
Learn why 45% of survey respondents reported having apnea and hypertension.
Shelley Berson MD, FACS will provide details on GERD/reflux and why some apnea patients have both. Patient, Justine Amdur, will join.
Did you know that GERD/acid reflux occurs in 30% of apnea patients?
Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR, and patient panelists, Erin Taylor, and Peter and Jeanne Stein, will talk about apnea and its effect on brain and daytime function.
80% of apnea patients report issues with fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness.
Lisa Graham RN, CDCES, will address the co-occurring connection between diabetes and sleep apnea. Patient, Theresa Shumard will join.
20% of survey respondents reported having co-occurring diabetes and sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition affecting more than 22 million Americans who suffer from lack of restorative sleep. Typical symptoms include heavy snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue, difficulty with concentration or memory, among many others. Untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health consequences.
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