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I have heard something that if you snore you could have something wrong with your heart! Is that true?

My dad snores and I have heard something that if you snore you could have something wrong with your heart. I am worried about him. Does anyone know if this is true? If yes what are the other side effects?

Asked By: Kate ~ - 6/10/2007
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The noisy sounds of snoring occur when there is an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose. This area is the collapsible part of the airway (see illustration) where the tongue and upper throat meet the soft palate and uvula. Snoring occurs when these structures strike... More
Answered By: Crazy LP - 6/10/2007
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If everyone who snored had a heart problem the human race would have died out a long time ago.
Answered By: decoratedemergency - 6/10/2007
 
check out the condition sleep apnea, which is when the person stops breathing during sleep.
Answered By: edladaire2 - 6/10/2007
 
I've snored loudly for 30 years and I'm still around. Lots or even most people who snore are sually over weight which yes, can lead to heart disease. If he is overweight, encourage him to loose a few pounds. Tell him it's for you, so he willbe around to be a grandpa to your kids. This usually works.
Answered By: confusedone - 6/10/2007
 
Hope not - I've snored for years (never bothered me, but it never does I suppose does it... More
Answered By: grahamohanlon - 6/10/2007
 
SLEEP APNEA which is associated with snoring can cause longterm problems with the heart. Sleep apnea is when someone who is snoring pauses or doesn't breathe for several seconds throughout sleeping. That lack of air, If not treated, can cause serious health problems.
Answered By: baw - 6/10/2007
 
Snoring by itself is most likely harmless... More
Answered By: lportil - 6/10/2007
 
try this website www.webDR.com maybe this will help you some,i snore all the time and wake myself up snoring.
Answered By: rebelady28379 - 6/10/2007
 
there's nothing wrong with the heart.. when you snore you experience shortness of breath & apnea (cessation of breathing)&/or airway obstruction & that breathing problem can cause cardiac arrythmias that's why doctor's discourage valsalva maneuver bec.you need to hold your breath when defecating (straining)
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Answered By: gillette - 6/11/2007
 
You see, the major cause of snoring is due to pathology of the Throat which include adenoids, soft palate problems and so on. It has nothing do with cardiac disease. Take him to an ENT , he will sort out the problem for you.
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Answered By: Loving_Heart - 6/11/2007
 
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