Obstructive sleep apnea associated with risk of osteoporosis
(dailyRx News) Sleep apnea has been linked to disease of the immune system and imflammatory diseases. But there’s one part of the body possibly affected by sleep apnea that many may not even consider.
A recent study found that patients with obstructive sleep apnea (when breathing continuously stops and starts while sleeping) were at increased risk of developing osteoporosis (chronic bone disease in which bones become fragile) compared to patients without obstructive sleep apnea.
The researchers believe that doctors treating obstructive sleep apnea should be aware of this association with osteoporosis.
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