Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Kidney Disease

A 10-year study in Taiwan of 8,600 adults diagnosed with sleep apnea showed that it increased the risk of kidney disease by 58% when compared with a much larger group of non-sleep apnea sufferers.  This finding is noteworthy when you consider that other known risk factors for kidney disease, like hypertension, only increases risk by 17%.  The bottom line, sleep apnea can play a significant role in the health of your kidneys.

For sleep apnea sufferers, avoiding kidney disease can come down to something as straight-forward as a good night's sleep.

For sleep apnea sufferers,avoiding kidney disease can come down to something as straight-forward as a good night’s sleep.

What was the biggest predictor?  Diabetes and other medical issues.

For more information on this study, click here.

If you live in the Baltimore and D.C. Metro area and want to learn more about how to treat your sleep apnea, contact us today.

A variety of treatment options exist for sleep apnea, including a safe, non-surgical option like Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) that can help cure sleep apnea and eliminate the need for a CPAP machine.

If you or someone you know is in need of a better night’s sleep, contact us for a no obligation consultation. We are the sleep specialists at Chevy Chase ENT located in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. metro area dealing with sleep apnea and sleep-related problems.  We can help diagnose your condition, recommend whether a sleep study would be beneficial, and offer you a variety of treatment options including CPAPRadio Frequency Ablation (RFA) and more.