Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a dangerous disorder that poses both short- and long-term threats to people’s health. Not only does it cause dangerous breathing disruptions during sleep, this troublesome disorder is strongly associated with serious medical conditions that can take years to develop.
Having already been linked to dementia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain forms of cancer, obstructive sleep apnea is widely known as a serious medical issue. Now, a Chinese study has found that OSA may also increase a person’s risk of developing brain tumors. For about ten years, the research team followed 112,555 people who did not suffer from OSA along with 112,555 more who did. By the end of this period, the researchers noticed that people who suffered from OSA were 1.47 times more likely to develop malignant brain tumors when compared to people who didn’t have the sleep disorder.
It Just Keeps Getting Worse
Every day, it seems as if researchers stumble onto new risks associated with obstructive sleep apnea. People who live with this frustrating disorder associate it with chronic fatigue, snoring and endless sleepless nights. In reality, however, there are all sorts of things going on within their bodies, which may one day compromise their health.
If you have OSA, it’s time to reach out for help. As the evidence mounts, it’s clear that this destructive disorder can cause serious problems, which shorten lives.
Dr. Roubal offers his patients relief from OSA by providing oral appliances which reposition the jaw. This comfortable quiet treatment for sleep apnea allows sufferers to breathe clearly all through the night; so they can get the full 7 to 9 hours of sleep they need to stay healthy and happy. To learn more contact his office today.