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Sleep apnea may increase joint pain, fatigue in older women


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Menopause
Reuters Health - 08/03/2022 - A study from Japan points to a link between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and increased joint pain and fatigue in postmenopausal women. "Women complaining about their joint pains could be good candidates for a sleep-lab study to investigate if they have OSAS or not, especially when they are also suffering from fatigue," Dr. Masakazu Terauchi of Tokyo Medical and Dental University told Reuters Health by email. Sleep apnea increases as women go through menopause, with the prevalence of sleep apnea 4.5 times higher in postmenopausal women than in premenopausal women. Joint pain is also more common after menopause. Both may be triggered by falling estrogen levels. Dr. Terauchi and colleagues examined ties between sleep apnea parameters and various symptoms in 51 postmenopausal women with treatment-resistant sleep disorders, including seven (147%) diagnosed with OSAS. During one night of sleep, the respiratory disturb...


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