Does Obstructive Sleep Apnea Cause Cancer Thousand Oaks Malibu Westlake Village Popper
There is no scientific evidencethat sleep apnea causes cancer. A recent article showing an â€œassociationâ€� of sleep apnea with a higher mortality from cancer has recently raised controversy. However, when one sifts through all of the data, both supporting and conflicting, there is no clear association of sleep apnea and cancer risk.
What is known is that low levelsof oxygen associated with sleep apnea, especially severe sleep apnea, has been shown to cause anincrease in growth of blood vessels. Low oxygen levels from other causes have also been shown to do this. Therefore, it is thought that severe sleepapnea or severely depressed oxygen levels in association with other cancer risk factors â€œmayâ€� increase the risk of developing cancers.
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Sleep Should be Silent
Thanks for coming tonight, guys. So tonight's topic,quot;Sleeping Should Be Silent.quot; And why do I say thaté It's because it's true. There's no such thingas normal snoring. So let's talk about thatright off the bat, righté You should not besnoring at all.
No such thing as normal snoring. All righté And I see you nudging eachother and looking around. LAUGHTER The reason I got into sleepmy background by the way is I trained as achild neurologist. So I did pediatricsand neurology back in the east coast, and thencame to Stanford in 1993.
And a common story you hearoften I came to Stanford. Planned to be herejust one year. And it's hard to goback to the Bronx once you've been inPalo Alto, righté So as you know, I'm here. And I've been here since '93. So I'm a child neurologistworking fulltime in the Department of Psychiatry,taking care of mostly adults.
But I take care ofadults and kids. I like to take care offamilies with sleep issues. Because when one persondoesn't sleep well, it affects everybody else,as kind of the picture shows. So I like to think about thedynamics of how people sleep. So just last night Imentioned to some of you earlier I gave a talkat the Children's mostly on the topicof sleep of infants.
And most of the audience wereexpecting mothers couples who were expecting, was prettyeverybody I spoke to. And a few sixweek old babieswere there, sevenweek old, twomonth olds. The oldest was threemonths last night. So it's a contrast totalk to you guys tonight and see how you guys are doing. LAUGHTER
But it is fun to think alittle bit about sleep works. And what I like aboutsleep is that we don't have to separatethe mind from the brain. A lot of times people talkabout the mind and the brain as two different things. And sleep kind ofgrabs both things. So I do neurology. I trained as a neurologist.