What are the complications of obstructive sleep apnea?
Dec 27, 2012


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Hypertension (high blood pressure)
·      Automobile accidents - because the patient is sleepy and drowsy during his/her waking hours.
·      Family members suffer - especially if a person shares the same bed or bedroom. Loud snoring, a common feature of OSA, can undermine the quality of sleep of other members of the household.
·     Later risk of heart attack 
·     Erectile dysfunction- problems either getting an eraction or maintaining one.
·     Stroke- there is a greater risk of having a stroke, and suffering a second stroke if the sleep apnea is not treated properly.