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Effects and Consequences of sleep apnea
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Today in my doctor's office I saw this chart!

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Walter W. Olson, Ph.D., P.E.
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Assuming that the percentages in this chart are reflect untreated apnea effects, I'd like to know how do these same look for the patients with treated apnea (AHI 5 or less)
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(01-25-2016, 02:56 PM)GPSMapNut Wrote: Assuming that the percentages in this chart are reflect untreated apnea effects, I'd like to know how do these same look for the patients with treated apnea (AHI 5 or less)

I was thinking about writing a post on the benefits of treatment where I reference the medical paper that shows that benefit.

Another "round tuit" for my free time? Too-funny

I am certain some of this should go into the Wiki. Coffee

Walt

Walter W. Olson, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor Emeritus
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Now you have two round tuits so, get to work and write it!
Too-funny
Everything I post on this board is nothing more than an opinion expressed by an apneak. Normally, it's based on facts and experience but sometimes, I may get things wrong or not have all the facts.
I reserve the right to change my mind. Why? Because tomorrow I may know better.
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As far as I can see there is no mention of epilepsy which I find interesting, was it just coincidence that tests made post alleged epileptic fit indicated apnea, or is it a case of chicken and egg?

I really do wonder if the quacks know anything at all, or just bulldirt you with anything you are likely to believe.

I will go with the Mood Disturbance, Mrs. reckons I have had that for the past 30 years.
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#7
That's an excellent chart, even if I did feel my blood pressure going up while I was reading it. Scary!

I was wondering about the possible source for the "1 in 5 Americans have OSA". That seems like a really high percentage.

(01-25-2016, 01:11 PM)wolson Wrote: Today in my doctor's office I saw this chart!

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Johns-Hopkins has also, recently, linked sleep apnea with Alzheimer's. They're not sure of the mechanism yet, but one theory is that since we do most of our healing & cleansing during sleep, that those of us with disrupted sleep aren't doing as good a job of clearing out the protein buildups in the brain which can become beta-amyloid plaques.
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(01-25-2016, 01:11 PM)wolson Wrote: Today in my doctor's office I saw this chart!

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do you know of any clinical data that support this chart?
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(02-18-2016, 11:48 AM)Winterfrost Wrote: Johns-Hopkins has also, recently, linked sleep apnea with Alzheimer's. They're not sure of the mechanism yet, but one theory is that since we do most of our healing & cleansing during sleep, that those of us with disrupted sleep aren't doing as good a job of clearing out the protein buildups in the brain which can become beta-amyloid plaques.

Can you point me tot the actual DATA- I am seeing a lot of hypotheticals but very little actual clinical DATA
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