Posted by Kevin (in Walla Walla) on May 02, 2002 at 14:25:57:
In Reply to: dizziness and night sweats?????? posted by fedupinarkansas on May 01, 2002 at 18:35:19:
OSA is a multi-factorial disorder and may affect many different body systems. It is impossible to say with 100% certainty that yes OSA causes your dizzyness. In general, OSA can cause dizziness in several different ways. One is that OSA can affect pressures in middle/inner ear. This can cause dizziness. OSA canalso trigger elevated blood pressure. Some people experience a sharp drop in blood pressure in the morning after awakening. This drop can cause orthostatic hypotension and cause dizziness.
The night sweats, or hyperhydrosis, can be related to hormone cycles affected by the OSA. It can also be the result of increased renal pressure. It can also be caused by the OSA spiking the blood pressure. In an attempt to contol the elevated pressure there is some peripheral arterial dilation (increase the volume of the circulatory sytem). This releases heat through the skin. In order to dissipitate the extra heat, sweat forms to more effeciently get rid of the extra heat.
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