Consequences of Sleep Apnea

Dr. John Fleetham, MD, discusses the consequences of sleep apnea.

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Dr. John Fleetham, MD, discusses the consequences of sleep apnea.
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Featuring Dr. John Fleetham, MD, FRCPC

Duration: 1 minute

Sleep apnea predisposes people to a variety of medical conditions.

If you have sleep apnea, you're much more likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, and an irregular heart beat. But the major thing that you're actually more prone to - you're much more likely to have car crashes. Patients with sleep apnea are three or four times more likley to have car crashes.

If you have questions about sleep apnea consequences, contact your local sleep disorder specialist.

Presenter: Dr. John Fleetham, Respirologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Respirologist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.