5 Negative Effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Yatin Suleha    •    08 September 2016 22:16 WIB
5 Negative Effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Many people think snoring is a normal thing. However, it may be a sign of obstuctive sleep apnea (OSA).

OSA is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway. It is the most common type of sleep apnea.

Dr. Andreas Prasadja, a pulmonologist at Mitra Keluarga Kemayoran Hospital, said OSA can be detected by overnight sleep study. He mentioned OSA has several negative effects:

1. Poor oxygen supply.

2. Increased sympathetic nervous activity.

3. High blood pressure.

4. Pre-diabetes.

5. An increase of inflammatory cells.