Why Sleep Apnoea is Bad News for Your Kidneys

kidneyPatients with type 2 diabetes are at a greater risk of developing kidney disease since their kidneys are usually overworked. Other factors that lead to kidney disease are poor blood sugar control and high blood pressure commonly associated with diabetes.

People with type 2 diabetes are also found to have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). A recent study of patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease reveals that 61 percent of patients who score high on the OSA screening tests also had significantly lower kidney function.

People with diabetes should visit their doctor and discuss the risk of kidney disease and obstructive sleep apnoea. The early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes will lower the risk of these conditions.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.