Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
OSA has been steadily increasing in awareness among the public for the damage it can do to your body. Most notable health conditions include heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure among other debilitating conditions. Another important condition that has not received much attention is fatigue. Fatigue could threaten your life even faster since most people drive a car in their daily routine. About 72,000 auto accidents occur yearly with around 800 deaths as well, although the numbers are widely considered to be underestimated. It's also quite telling that many commercial drivers do not want to get evaluated for OSA, since they are not allowed to drive once a diagnosis is made which threatens their livelihood.