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Sleep Apnea and Kidney Disease


Sleep-Apnea-signs-symptomsA new study shows that kidney disease may progress faster for diabetics who have kidney disease and also suffer from sleep apnea.

“This study shows that a high-risk score for obstructive sleep apnea is common in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with diabetic nephropathy and is associated with more rapid loss of renal function,” the investigators concluded. “This simple approach identifies patients at higher risk of CKD progression.”

Screening for the sleep disorder, the researchers said, could help identify those at risk for accelerated loss of kidney function.

For more on the study, visit Science Daily.