Your Healthy Family: Stroke recovery leads to sleep apnea diagnosis


WE’RE CONTINUEING WITH DAVE CSINTYAN’S STORY… IN PART 1 WE TALKED ABOUT HOW HE SURVIVED A STROKE… AND NOW HIS TEAM FROM UCHEALTH MEMORIAL IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IT’S POSSIBLE CAUSE… FOLLING HE’S BEEN PUT ON A BLOOD THINNER… HIS HEART IS BEING MONITORED FOR AFIB… AND HE’S HAD A SLEEP STUDY… I DIDN’T HAVE ONE SLEEP STUDY I GET I HAD GOT TO HAVE TWO.AND IT ENDED UP THAT I HAD SEVERE COMPLEX SLEEP APNEA, / I HAD SOME OBSTRUCTIVE APNEA, WHEN YOUR THROAT CLOSES WHICH IS COMMON FOR MOST FOLKS YOU KNOW, THE SNORING, AND NINETY FIVE PERCENT OF APNEA IS OBSTRUCTIVE. / BUT THE THE THE THE ONE THAT MADE MINE DIFFICULT IS, / MY BRAIN. DECIDED NOT TO TELL MY BODY TO BREATH, CENTRAL APNEA. HE’S NOW ON A BI-PAP… WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY A LIKE A C-PAP… THAT ADJUSTS AIR FLOW PRESSURE FOR BOTH INHALING… AND EXHALING… IN HIND SIGHT… DAVE SAYS HE NOW SEE’S SOME SUBTLE RED FLAGS… OF HIS SLEEP APENA…. AND I DON’T THINK I SLEPT IN THE PAST. / I COULD ANSWER THE PHONE ON THE FIRST RING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT MAY HAVE A LUCID CONVERSATION I DON’T THINK YOU’RE SLEEPING WHEN THAT HAPPENS. I COULD ALSO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY LAY DOWN TO READ A BOOK, AND BE ASLEEP AFTER THE FIRST PAGE, IT’S NOT FOR SURE THAT HIS APNEA… IS WHAT LEAD TO HIS STROKE… THE NATIONAL STROKE FOUNDATION SAYS SLEEP APNEA CAN BE AN AFTER EFFECT OF STROKE, BUT IT CAN ALSO BE THE CAUSE OF A FIRST TIME OR RECURRENT STROKE… EITHER WAY… DAVE’S OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE IS MUCH BETTER… NOW THAT HIS APNEA IS BEING TREATED. IF MY BIPAP WERE AN ILLEGAL DRUG WOULD HAVE TO BE CRACK, I’VE NEVER USED AN ILLEGAL DRUG BUT LET ME TELL YOU I SLEEP LIKE A BABY. / THE COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CARE… AT UCHEALTH MEMORIAL… NOT ONLY INVOLVES EFFECTIVLY TREATING A STROKE AS IT HAPPENS… AND THE INTITIAL REHAB… BUT WEAVING IN OTHER SPECIALTIES LIKE CARDIAC AND SLEEP MEDICINE FOR EXAMPLE… TO FULLY HELP PEOPLE HEAL…. WHICH CAN’T HAPPEN… UNLESS WE ALL KNOW THE SIGNS OF STROKE… AND TO ACT ON THEM… DON’T WORK YOUR OWN PROBLEM.CALL 911, DON’T LET ANYONE DRIVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE THERE ARE TOO MANY VARIABLES IN THAT EQUATION, AND LET THE PROFESSIONALS DO WHAT PROFESSIONALS DO, AND YOU’LL GET TO THE BEST POSSIBLE SOLUTION YOU CAN, AND DON’T LET YOUR EGO GET IN THE WAY DON’T TRY TO SLEEP IT OFF, ACT IMMEDIATELY,AND I’M A TESTIMONIAL THAT THE RESULTS CAN BE PRETTY GOOD. FOR YOUR HEALTHY FAMILY… I’M IRA CRONIN… FOR MORE HEALTH STORIES… HEAD TO YOUR HEALTHY FAMILY.COM

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