Sleep Apnea May Speed Kidney Decline
Diabetes is a major risk factor for kidneydisease. It can damage tiny blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste from theblood. Add sleep apnea to the mix, and kidneys may decline even faster, new research suggests.I'm Erin White with your latest health news. According to the National Kidney Foundation,the two leading causes of kidney failure are type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Diabetespatients also face a greater risk of having obstructive sleep apnea. A new study foundthat diabetes patients who had sleep apnea lost kidney function more rapidly than thosewho did not have the sleep disorder. Speak with a about any sleep troublesyou may have.
Are There Support Groups for Sleep Disorders Sleep Apnea Thousand Oaks Malibu Agoura Hills
Support groups and online forums areavailable for almost all sleep disorders. For sleep apnea, they are availablethrough the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, The National Sleep Foundation, and the American Sleep Apnea Association. For restless limb syndrome, support groups and online forums are available through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, The National Sleep Foundation, and the WillisEckbom Disease Foundation.
If you need a group for Narcolepsy, you can find one through theAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine, The National Sleep Foundation, and the Narcolepsy Network. To find these groups and other sleep disorder support groups simply type the sleep disorder into your search engine. Hello, I'm Ronald Popper. Thank you for watching.
If you or a loved one needs moreinformation on sleep disorders please visit our web site at sleepmd4u where you'll find more tutorials in this series as well as our white paper on obstructive sleep apnea that is free for you to download. For a direct consultation you canreach us through our web site or by calling the number on your screen. Always remember,
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