Studies suggest that sleep apnea is a very common and potentially dangerous condition for people with acromegaly if not properly treated. Today’s podcast presents an engaging look at sleep apnea. PWN cofounders Dr. Lewis Blevins and Jorge Faccinetti discuss their knowledge and experience with the causes, dangers, characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep apnea in acromegaly.
This article recently published on our site has more information on the incidence of SA. Another article published in Endocrine Abstracts points out Sleep Apnea deserves the attention of every person with acromegaly since it can lead to other related conditions and risk factors such as hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease and can occur in 11 to 30% of acromegaly patients.
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