ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Astaxanthin Is a Longevity Promoter

Meta-analysis links vitamin D deficiency with increased risk of mortality during 10.5 year median pe...

Prevent Or Reverse Diabetes: An Amazing Herbal Intervention

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

VIDEO: Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Can Valerian Root Help You Sleep Better?

Eight servings of veggies a day is clearly best for the heart

The Many Wonders of Calming Sandalwood Oil

Can Ginkgo Give Your Brain a Boost?

Fighting Statin-Induced Diabetes with CoQ10

 
Print Page
Email Article

Upper airway resistance syndrome, nocturnal blood pressure monitoring, & borderline hypertension

  [ 36 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • April 15, 1996


Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) is a sleep-disordered
breathing syndrome characterized by complaints of daytime
fatigue and/or sleepiness, increased upper airway resistance
during sleep, frequent transient arousals, and no significant
hypoxemia. Of a population of 110 subjects (58 men) diagnosed
as having UARS, we investigated acute systolic and diastolic
BP changes seen during sleep in two different samples. First,
six patients from the original subject pool were found to
have untreated chronic borderline high BP, and were subjected
to 48 h of continuous ambulatory BP monitoring before
treatment and another 48 h of BP monitoring 1 month after the
start of nasal-continuous positive airway pressure (N-CPAP)
treatment. Five of six subjects used their equipment on a
regular basis and had their chronic borderline high BP
completely controlled. No change in BP values was seen in the
last subject, who discontinued N-CPAP after 3 days . A second
protocol investigated seven normotensive subjects drawn from
the initial subject pool. Continuous radial artery BP
recording was performed during nocturnal sleep with
simultaneous polygraphic recording of sleep/wake variables
and respiration. BP changes were studied during periods of
increased respiratory efforts and at the time of alpha EEG
arousals. Increases in systolic and diastolic BP were noted
during the breaths with the greatest inspiratory efforts
without significant hypoxemia. A further increase in BP was
noted in association with arousals. Three of these subjects
also underwent echocardiography during sleep, which
demonstrated a leftward shift of the interventricular septum
with pulsus paradoxus in association with peak
end-inspiratory esophageal pressure more negative than -35 cm
H2O. Our study indicates that, in the absence of classic
apneas, hypopneas, and repetitive significant drops in oxygen
saturation (below 90%), repetitive increases in BP can occur
as a result of increased airway resistance during sleep. It
also shows that, in some patients with both UARS and
borderline high BP, high BP can be controlled with treatment
of UARS. We conclude that abnormal upper airway resistance
during sleep, often associated with snoring, can play a role
in the development of hypertension.

Guilleminault C, Stoohs R, Shiomi T, Kushida C, Schnittger I




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Vitamin D3 Extreme™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea
Eating Fat is Good... Maybe... Could Be... Sometimes Eating Fat is Good... Maybe... Could Be... Sometimes
Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients
Breaking Through the Mental Fog Breaking Through the Mental Fog
Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map