Is Sleep Apnea Secondary to Diabetes?

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Researchers believe there is a clear relationship between sleep apnea and diabetes. Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleeping disorders, and millions of Americans suffer from this condition. Millions of people also suffer from diabetes. When a Los Angeles sleep apnea dentist is running tests to determine the severity of your condition, he or she will also check for diabetes to make sure that is being maintained as well.

The most common form of sleep apnea is referred to as obstructive sleep apnea, and it is the result of a physical obstruction in the mouth or throat blocking the flow of air. People who are overweight or obese are more likely to have enlarged tissues in the throat, and people who are overweight are more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes. Treating one condition might be able to treat the other, which is why prompt treatment is always recommended.

You should be aware of the signs of sleep apnea so that you know when to seek treatment. Some of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea include daytime fatigue, morning headaches, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, mood changes, depression, and high blood pressure. If you notice these symptoms in yourself or in a loved one, get the proper treatment as soon as you can.


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