Obstructive Sleep Apnea Common in Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome, Turkish Study Shows

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Common in Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome, Turkish Study Shows

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Common in Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome, Turkish Study Shows

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which occurs when breathing slows or stops repeatedly for short times during sleep, is common among people with primary Sjögren’s syndrome, a study found. Since OSA is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular problems, fatigue, and other medical problems, physicians should monitor all people with primary Sjögren’s syndrome for the presence of OSA, its researchers wrote. The study, “The frequency of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with primary Sjogren’s syndrome,” was…

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