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What is Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea?

March is National Sleep Awareness Month.   In honor of this, we are going to do a series of informational article postings about sleep disorders and sleep study information.

Apnea is a Greek word meaning without breath; sleep apnea is the involuntary cessation of breath while a person is sleeping.

Sleep apnea is very common.  According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million Americans suffer from this disease.  Yet due to the lack of awareness and education of this disease, over half are undiagnosed and untreated, even with the severe consequences this disease can play on a patient’s health.

 

If sleep apnea is left untreated, it can have serious and even life-threatening consequences, such as: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, memory problems, weight gain and other major ailments.

 

Indicators include: obesity, morning headaches, high blood pressure, daytime sleepiness, waking with a dry mouth, atrial fibrillation, [ ... ]

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Iowa’s Start Somewhere Walk

October 7th at 12PM
Adair County Health System and Adair County Health and Fitness Center are both participating in the state wide Start Somewhere Walk.   We would love to have everyone join us in this healthy event.  You can join either one of us by getting details from the website http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/start-somewhere-walk.  On this website go to “find a walk” from there do a search for 50849 and you will see both organizations listed.  Click on either one for details.
If you are unable to join us at that location or time consider getting up and going for a short walk on your own.  Any type of exercise is healthy for all of us!

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The Adair County Health System has a new blog!

Welcome to the new Adair County Health System blog! We strive to provide our visitors with the best possible experience in the clinics and hospital as well as online. If you have any questions about our new site, email Tiffany Johnson at tiffjohnson@adaircountyhealthsystem.org.

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