Share This Sleep Apnea / Hypertension Infographic and Save a Life
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You may think that title is an exaggeration, but it’s not, really. In all honesty, both sleep apnea and hypertension are life-threatening conditions. Helping people understand these conditions and hopefully get treatment could save their lives.
Dangers of Hypertension and Sleep Apnea
What makes these two conditions so dangerous? The conditions strike at your body’s most basic functions for sustaining itself: your breathing and your circulation. Every system in your body depends on these functions. And when they’re not doing their job properly, essentially every system in the body can potentially suffer. Some of the more common effects of hypertension and sleep apnea include:
- Heart attack
- Coronary artery disease
- Loss of vision
- Kidney damage
- Sexual dysfunction
Obviously, some of these conditions are more deadly than others, but it’s important to note that in many cases, one person may experience multiple effects. Sometimes these effects can amplify each other, leading to more serious consequences.
Why an Infographic?
So why are we sharing an infographic? Our goal is to try to reach as many people as possible with this information. Many people know about hypertension and understand that it’s dangerous. Fewer people know about sleep apnea and how dangerous it could be. Even worse: their doctor may not even be fully aware of sleep apnea and may not recognize some of the serious consequences.
An infographic is easy to read and easy to share. It can present a lot of information in a very compact and digestible form. This means you can quickly read it over and refer it to someone you know who may be dealing with these problems.
For those who want more detail on the subject, read our related blog.
And if you’re looking for a Nashville, TN dentist who can help you get a comfortable, convenient sleep apnea treatment, please call (615) 383-6787 today for an appointment at the Center for Advanced Dentistry.