Jan 14, 2014 - 11:24 am
Hi All..!! OK, this is (for some) an important subject. If you snore badly.. you should get checked out for Sleep Apnea. I will try to make this short... but..
OK, so after my March 2012 aurgery, I was found to have an Arythmia. I also knew I had a sleep issue. Finally I got a referral to a pulmonary Doc and he did the sleep study and confirmed I have Sleep Apnea. He got me a CPAP machine. Next he referred me to a Cardio Doc for the Arythmia. She did a couple of tests, an echogram and a nuclear stress test. The tests verified my enlarged and slightly weakened heart. Her comments were that the CPAP may possibley reverse this...
Fast forward to this month, fresh echogram and yesterday I got the results.. Heart is slight reduced in size and is stronger. Doc told me all the readings and confirmed "SHRINKAGE." This is good news... She then told me it likely took years for my heart to deteriorate a bit and it will take years to get it back to normal.. but my heart is in much better shape, in spite of the Chemo drugs and my P.V..!!
So people.. do not put any other possible health issue aside... if you snore badly, get it checked out..!!