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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment with compression stockings

Previous studies have suggested that the volume of fluid shifting from the legs into the neck overnight plays a pathophysiological role in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Since compression stockings are designed to remedy impaired musculovenous pump performance due to incompetent leg vein valves, recent study found that wearing compression stockings during the day in nonobese individual with OSA and venous insufficiency showed debilitates OSA.

This is indicated by the reduced accumulation of fluid in the leg and redistribution overnight to the neck.
Therefore, reducing overnight rostral fluiod displacement means it can smooth the OSA symptoms.

This findings appeared in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine on August 4, 2011.

According to the study authors, Stefania Redolfi, MD, from the University of Brescia in Italy together with French researchers said that their study provide proof of principal that reduce overnight rostral fluid displacement is a simple new way in weakening the OSA.

The study itself included 12 participants who were randomly assigned to 1 week of wearing compression stocking or to 1-week control period without compression stockings.

They conclude, “This double cross-over randomized study sheds light on the relationship between overnight displacement of fluid from the legs into the neck and OSA.”

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One Response to "Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment with compression stockings"

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