“For you were made from dust, and to dust, you will return.” When it comes to battling with diseases and other health-related complications, there is no exemption. Despite fame and glamour, Carrie Fisher finally bids farewell to the limelight.
The death of the star wars actress two years ago was reportedly due to a massive heart attack caused by sleep apnea and other “undetermined factors.” While the result of the autopsy revealed the multiple signs of drug intake from the actress’ body, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office affirm that the sleep disorder became a part of Fisher’s death. She has been struggling with sleep apnea for a long time but doesn’t talk about it that much to the public.
Sleep apnea, although barely a direct cause of death, when left unaddressed can lead to lots of fatal health problems. It is linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, stroke, and heart attack. According to the National Sleep Foundation, there are almost 18 million Americans who suffer from this condition, and most of them are women, particularly the elderly.
What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
Reader’s Digest stated that out of the estimated 22 million sleep apnea sufferers in America, 90 percent are not aware that they have it. Nevertheless, there are different symptoms associated with sleep apnea.
- Loud Snoring
- Morning headaches
- Restless sleep
- Choking or gasping sensation
- Lack of energy
For Carrie Fisher, sleep apnea may not be the primary culprit of her last sleep. As the daughter, Billie Lourd acknowledged that Fisher struggled with addiction and that it shattered her mental and overall health. Nonetheless, no matter what the root of the actress’ death, sleep apnea still is a condition that should not be left neglected. For its treatment, Flintridge Dental Studio offers a customized oral device worn in the mouth to prevent the air passage from blocking to get rid of snoring and sleep apnea.
If you’re suffering from a sleep disorder that causes breathing pauses, then it may be Sleep Apnea! Book your appointment immediately at Flintridge Dental Studio for Sleep Apnea / Snoring Treatment in La Cañada Flintridge, CA. You can visit us at 4542 Rinetti Lane, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011.