Dr. Robin Miller - Sleep apnea and cancer

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Question for you, does sleep apnea increase the risk of dying from cancer? Yes it does. In a recent study of over 5600 people, sleep apnea increased the risk of dying from cancer by 50%. Treatment with the CPAP machine actually decreased the risk. For those who don't know what is sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is something that happens during the sleep cycle in some people where they actually stop breathing multiple times in the night for quite a few seconds. It can be dangerous. It can be very dangerous. It increases the risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, weight gain, and obviously chronic fatigue, and now we know it increases the risk from dying from cancer as well.

What are the typical cures for somebody that has a sleep apnea? Well weight loss if you're overweight can help, but the CPAP machine actually improves sleep apnea. It takes a while but it works. All right, good information.