Snoring is a cause of Afib – Get it Treated

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Snoring may be doing more harm than just keeping your partner up at night. Did you know it’s is also a higher risk factor for stroke and heart attack than smoking or high cholesterol? Dr. Phil and Pfizer Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., talk to a couple that says snoring is killing their relationship.

The Curious Sleep Apnea and Heart Rhythm Connection – After surgery, a patient with sleep apnea discovered she also had atrial fibrillation, a serious irregular heart rhythm disorder. Never ignore sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea never gets better if left untreated. It only gets worse. Untreated sleep apnea can cause a cascade of other serious health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and weight gain as well as our friend Atrial Fibrillation.  Sleep apnea will cause extreme daytime fatigue because of being repeatedly awakened at night, sound like you – get a sleep study and stop afib before it starts.  Your significant other will also be pleased.

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