At times, elimination of these factors completely resolves the problem. Weight Excessive weight brought about by a sedentary lifestyle, too many rich foods or by medically related situations such as thyroid problems, is probably the leading factor contributing to OSA. Bed partners almost invariably make the observation that the larger their snoring spouse becomes, the louder the snoring bellows, and the more often they hear snoring pauses followed by snorts, and a resumption of breathing (i.e., apneas episodes of obstructed breathing). Conversely, in a large percentage of patients, weight loss down to an ideal weight has reversed the process. Smoking Smoking has numerous undesirable effects on the body. Most pertinent to OSA are the obstructions to the airway that cigarette smoking causes: swelling of the mucous membrane in the nose, swelling of the tissue in the throat, and blockage of the small vessels in the lungs. Therefore, add snoring to the list of reasons why you should stop smoking. Alcohol It is the partial collapse of the airway (breathing tube between nose, mouth and lungs) that is the immediate cause of snoring, and its complete collapse that is the immediate cause of apnea.
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Killer gang member starts SNORING as he is executed in Texas prison
Patients need to seek treatment in the same way they would if they had sleep apnea, high blood pressure or other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. While obstructive sleep apnea (which often develops from snoring) has long been known as an indicator of cardiovascular disease, theres been little evidence up to now to show the damage starts earlier with snoring. While Deeb and Yaremchuk studied the carotid artery, thickening of one type of artery is considered an indication of atherosclerosis in general. Hence the conclusion that snoring is also a tip-off to coronary artery disease, or CAD. Artery disease of all types, also known as hardening of the arteries or officially as atherosclerosis, occurs when waxy plaque begins to line the inner walls of arteries.
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Snoring: A New Tip-Off To Stroke and Heart Disease
He was pronounced dead 26 minutes later, at 8.41pm. Executed: Robert Gene Garza, 30, was killed by lethal injection on Thursday after being sentenced to death row for organizing the killing of four women in 2002 He became the 12th condemned inmate executed this year in Texas, which carries out capital punishment more than any other state. Garza was a member of a Rio Grande Valley gang known as the Tri-City Bombers even before he was a teenager, and he told police that the 2002 shootings that lead to the deaths of four women was made under duress. But prosecutors said Garza orchestrated the gang’s plan to silence the women, who Garza thought had witnessed another gang crime, and was present when several gang members opened fire on the women when they arrived at their trailer park home after work at a bar.
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