Comorbidities of sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing

Comorbidities of sleep apnea have been shown to include a number of significant health conditions, as shown in the following graph. 1-8

Research continues on the risks created by and associated with sleep apnea. But sleep apnea is often left undiagnosed, and in many patients may not be properly treated.

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.

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.

SDB and type 2 diabetes

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