Navigation Links
Sleep Apnea Patients Benefit from Breathing Mask

Sleep apnea patients suffer from disrupting sleep and increased blood pressure. But according to a recent study it was found that breathing masks are very helpful// in giving them an uninterrupted sleep at the same time reduce their blood pressure significantly.

The study results were presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference ‘Sleep apnea can have significant consequences on a person's physical health, and this study shows once again that treatment may lessen those risks,’ said lead researcher Daniel Norman, M.D ., Fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of California San Diego Medical Center.In obstructive sleep apnea, the upper airway narrows, or collapses, during sleep. Periods of apnea end with a brief partial arousal that may disrupt sleep hundreds of times a night. More than half of those with sleep apnea also have high blood pressure, and their blood pressure does not fall during sleep as it does in most people.

The most widely used treatment for sleep apnea is a tech-nique called nasal CPAP, for contin-u-ous posi-tive airway pres-sure, which delivers air through a mask while the patient sleeps. It has proved successful in many cases in providing a good night's sleep and preventing daytime accidents due to sleepiness. Supplementary oxygen is sometimes used as a treatment for sleep apnea. The researchers studied 46 patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea. They were randomly assigned to receive either CPAP treatment, fake CPAP or supplemental nighttime oxygen through a face mask. All patients were hooked up to a 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor, which consists of a small machine strapped to the patient's torso that attaches to an arm cuff.

The cuff automatically inflates and deflates to measure patients' blood pressure. After two weeks, patients who received the real CPAP treatment had significant reductions in blood pressure during the day and night. Nighttime oxygen therapy d id not affect blood pressure. ‘There has been some controversy over how sleep apnea causes elevated blood pressure,’ Dr. Norman said. ‘Doctors don't know if it is due to drops in oxygen levels or arousals from sleep. Our study indicated that correcting drops in oxygen levels alone may not be enough to reduce blood pressure.’ The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute estimate that 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. Men are more susceptible than women.

Source: Newsise
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Sleep apnoea increases post-operative risks
2. Sleep, snoring....stroke
3. Sleeping sickness - a silent killer
4. Deep Sleep Doesnt Increase Memory
5. Sleepwalking has genetic roots
6. Sleepy drivers increase road death toll
7. Sleep apnoea linked to surgical risks
8. Sleep disorders can have anomalistic sexual acts
9. Sleepwalking linked to a gene
10. Sleep Apnea Linked to Bed-Wetting in Kids
11. Race Affects Sleep in Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder ... of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership ... rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun ... NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is ... is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the loss of ... William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ten grandchildren, ... Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, he spent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... PALM CITY, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of ... the multipurpose pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced that ... for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the Eddie & Ozzie Awards ... recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. This year’s program included ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, ... assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the ... on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. ... has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to ... Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest Obamacare ... Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham ... that the medical device industry is in an odd ... tax, the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales ... also want covered patients, increased visits and hospital customers ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ANN ARBOR, Mich. , Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical ... the precise destruction of targeted tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... Josh Stopek, PhD ... ... Veteran medical device executive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: