Sleep apnoea Comorbidities & Related Conditions| ResMed

Comorbidities of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB)

 

Research continues on the risks created by and associated with sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea is often left undiagnosed and untreated.

 

Sleep apnoea and heart failure

 

A significant number of heart failure patients also experience sleep disordered breathing (SDB). Find out how treating your patients’ breathing condition can improve their overall health.

 

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SDB and hypertension

 

If your patient has sleep disordered breathing (SDB), their risk of becoming hypertensive increases. Find out how treating your patients’ breathing condition can improve their overall health.

 

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SDB and stroke

 

If your patient has had a stroke, they might also have developed sleep disordered breathing (SDB)—which might be undiagnosed. Find out how treating your patients’ breathing condition can improve their overall health.

 

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SDB and type 2 diabetes

 

The association between type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea has been widely researched. Find out why the IDF recommends routine two way screening in sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and type 2 diabetes patients

 

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References

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