Somehow you can manage to live your life without the proper rest because of sleep apnea. You take naps whenever you can and you drink caffeinated drinks till they come out your ears. You somehow manage to live without enough rest. But can you manage life if you have a stroke that was caused by sleep apnea?
A stroke is when blood clots block vessels or arteries which in turn stops blood flowing to the brain. A stroke can also occur when a blood vessel breaks. This sometimes called a brain attack because cells in the brain will begin to die.
The sinister part of having a stroke is the effect upon the body. Where the blockage or breaking of the cell occurs, some brain function is affected. You probably know of someone who had a stroke who slurs their words loses the ability to move one of their arms or legs. Memory can also be damaged from a stroke.
A common misconception is that strokes and heart attacks are one and the same thing. A heart attack deals with heart damage while a stroke involves the brain.
What is the connection between sleep apnea and strokes?
A study that had been done shows that sleep apnea patients have 3 to 4 more times likely to have a stroke that those who didn’t. Sleep apnea is also associated with high blood pressure and diabetes which are also risk factors for having a stroke.
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