Jean Hailes March 2019 What’s Hot is the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health free monthly health article published with the permission of the Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH).Jean Hailes March 2019 What’s Hot

In Is It Tiredness or Sleep Apnoea? the JH’s News / Free Monthly Health Article the JH explain:

“We talk to sleep physician Dr Kirk Kee from the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Baker Specialist Clinics to learn why sleep apnoea needs to be on your health knowledge radar, how the condition differs between men and women and how it’s linked to chronic diseases”.

In Is It Tiredness or Sleep Apnoea? How Do You Know If You Have Sleep Apnoea? Dr Kee says:

““While men are twice as likely to have sleep apnoea than women, they are eight times more likely to be diagnosed with it – suggesting that many women with sleep apnoea are being missed,” says Dr Kee”.

In Is It Tiredness or Sleep Apnoea? What Do Hormones Have To Do With It? the JH explain:

Jean Hailes March 2019 What’s Hot

“Research reveals that menopause greatly increases the risk of sleep apnoea. But why is this the case? “[The hormones] oestrogens and progesterone help make the muscles in your upper airway stay open during sleep,” says Dr Kee. “In menopause, the levels of these hormones reduce and the percentage of women with sleep apnoea gradually increases””.

In Is It Tiredness or Sleep Apnoea? When To See A Doctor? Dr Lee elaborates on:

““Even if sleep apnoea is not the cause [of your symptoms], being seen by a sleep specialist might reveal an alternative diagnosis such as restless leg syndrome, circadian rhythm disorder or other issues with your sleep.” “We aren’t meant to go through life exhausted or sleeping poorly, so if you have concerns, talk to your doctor!””.

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