Monday, June 5, 2023

Medical study: Lack of sleep may significantly increase the risk of blockage of peripheral arteries


A new medical study, published in the European Heart Journal, linked lack of sleep to the risk of peripheral artery disease.

Study author Dr. Shuai Yuan, from Karolinska Institutet Stockholm in Sweden, said the research focused .

on the relationship between sleep duration and daytime naps with the risk of peripheral arterial disease.

The results of the research showed that people who slept less than five hours per night had nearly twice the risk of developing PAD.

Dr. Yuan said that the research found an association between sleep habits and peripheral arterial disease.

but it is not possible to confirm that sleep habits caused the peripheral arterial disease.

or that the peripheral arterial disease caused the disturbance of sleep habits.

On the other hand, the results also indicated that sleeping for long periods may also be risky.

as adults who slept for eight hours or more were at risk of developing peripheral arterial disease.

Dr. Yuan confirmed that lifestyle changes that help people get more sleep, such as physical activity, may reduce the risk of developing PAD.

Peripheral arterial disease is a common condition that causes the arteries to reduce blood flow to the arms or legs.

In PAD, the arms or legs often do not receive enough blood to meet their needs. This causes leg pain when walking as well as other symptoms.


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