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How Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Heart Disease

  *Nothing in this article constitutes medical advice. Seek the guidance of a physician if you have any questions.*   Sleep apnea is a more common condition than people may realize, affecting one in five American adults with men suffering from the disease more frequently than women. Left untreated, this health issue can lead to additional problems as serious as heart disease. What is sleep apnea? There are two types of sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea The most common type of sleep apnea is OSA, and it affects over 20 million Americans. In obstructive sleep apnea, the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses and obstructs the airway, causing frequent episodes of breathing interruption. There are a number...

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