Sleep disordered breathing and chronic diseases

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA) go hand in hand with health conditions that affect the respiratory, nervous, cardiovascular and endocrine system. Consult the graph below for more details on associated chronic diseases.

Although scientists continue to research the risks created by, and associated with, sleep apnoea, patients’ sleep-disordered breathing often goes untreated. Learn how to treat a patient’s sleep apnoea to diminish the risk of other chronic diseases.

Sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease (CVD)

ResMed explains the various cardiovascular diseases (CVD) associated with sleep apnea: hyptension, coronary artery disease, cardiac rhythm disorders, heart failure, stroke.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Sleep apnoea and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often coexist in sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) patients. Learn more about the relationship linking COPD to sleep apnoea.

Type 2 diabetes

The association between type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea has been widely documented in research. Find out why the International Diabetes Foundation recommends routine two-way screening in sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and type 2 diabetes patients.

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