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Snoring, Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy

pregnancy diabetesA recent study has reported an association between gestational diabetes in pregnant women and snoring. The study further finds a similar link between pregnancy and increase in the risk of snoring in women.

The study is conducted at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. It is observed in the study that out of 189 healthy women, those with no previous history of diabetes have 3.3% probability of developing gestational diabetes. The risk increases to 14.3% among women who have had previous history of diabetes. During the study all such factors that might have the potential to cause gestational diabetes were controlled. These factors include age, race, body mass index, ethnicity, etc.

Though gestational diabetes resolves on its own after pregnancy, it can still increase the probability of type II diabetes later on.

“Sleep disturbances during pregnancy may negatively affect your cardiovascular system or metabolism,” says Francesca Facco, M.D., fellow at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “Snoring may be a sign of poor air flow and diminished oxygenation during sleep that can cause a cascade of events in your body,” he adds. “This may activate your sympathetic nervous system, so your blood pressure rises at night. This can also provoke inflammatory and metabolic changes, increasing the risk of diabetes or poor sugar tolerance.”

The study further finds that as pregnancy progresses, it increases frequency of snoring in women. Weight gain and edema (fluid buildup in the body) are considered as the two possible factors contributing to snoring. About 11 % of women have reported frequent snoring in the early stage of pregnancy, while the number has gone up to 16.5 % by the third semester.

It is suggested that more studies are needed to clearly understand the association between snoring and diabetes.

7 responses to Snoring, Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy

  1. Has your partner suffered from sleepless nights because of your snoring? Has she given up and booted you to the sofa? Follow some treatments to stop snoring.

  2. Diabetes can’t just be treated with pills, so most doctor recommend a balanced diet as well. Metoformin is pretty commonly used to treat diabetes.

  3. Diabetes can be prevented by just having a physically active lifestyle. Just exercise everyday and avoid eating too much. Avoid sweets and high carb foods too.

  4. for some women, pregnancy is very complicated and sometimes deadly too because of complications~*;

  5. pregnancy is sometimes life-threatening specially if there are anomalies during child development and child birth;*-

  6. pregancy is quite critical and also requires more of your time so that you can monitor your health progress `~~

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    consult Sb if you can’t controll your sugar by tablets or insulin.sb is good in diabetes.

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