Snoring: A New Tip-Off To Stroke and Heart Disease
The snoring spouse who feels “dragged” to the doctor’s office is resentful that his or her snoring problem can’t be left alone. The spouse that does the dragging-in is frustrated and tired. Ordinarily affectionate couples can have a strain in their relationship caused by snoring. Sometimes if it wasn’t for their spouse, a snorer wouldn’t even know they had a problem. As one of my patients recently told me, “I was very surprised when my lovely wife first clued me in that I was snoring at night.
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It could be that thickening of the arteries is contributing to the snoring as well, not just the other way around. One more thing to pay attention to: The patients in the Henry Ford study were all between the ages of 18 and 50. Deeb, the studys lead author, hopes his research will lead people to treat snoring as a reason to visit the doctor and discuss cardiovascular health and stroke prevention. And he hopes doctors will now add snoring to the list of risk factors which currently includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and family history they use to initiate testing and treatment. Our study adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting that isolated snoring may not be as benign as first suspected, Deeb said in a statement.
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