Study Finds Link Between Sleep Apnea And Heart Failure

Study Finds Link Between Sleep Apnea And Heart Failure

Six million American adults suffer heart failure, but the phrase “heart failure” doesn’t indicate your heart has stopped pumping, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you’re experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness, and fatigue, you may be suffering from heart failure.

Unfortunately, the early symptoms of heart failure are typically overlooked because they are difficult to detect. Symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath, trouble breathing while laying down, weight gain, edema, and exhaustion during regular activities. There is evidence to support the idea that one specific nighttime habit may raise your risk of heart failure. Read on to learn what it is and how it may be putting your heart at risk.

Sleep apnea could lead to heart failure

For those who wake up exhausted or find it difficult to keep their eyes open throughout the day, they may be dealing with a common illness that may lead to heart failure, which is known as hypertension. Several heart-related conditions, including hypertension, sudden cardiac death, or heart failure, have been connected to this sleep disorder, according to research reported in the Texas Heart Institute Journal in 2018.

Systolic and diastolic cardiac failures are the two main kinds. When the left ventricle of your heart fails to fully contract, a condition known as systolic heart failure develops, leaving your heart unable to adequately pump blood throughout your body. Diastolic heart failure occurs when the left ventricle ceases to fill correctly with blood, resulting in less blood being pushed through the body.

Breathing repeatedly stops and begins while you sleep, which is a typical symptom of sleep apnea. This reduces the amount of oxygen your body receives, putting your health at danger. Both obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA) are linked to heart failure and their symptoms are different (CSA).

Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

Post Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.