Tim Russert's Untimely Death: Could it happen to you?

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Despite all the speculation surrounding Tim Russert's tragic death, one condition that has yet to be mentioned in the media is obstructive sleep apnea.

Despite all the speculation surrounding Tim Russert's tragic death, one condition that has yet to be mentioned in the media is obstructive sleep apnea. "Mr. Russert had all the classic signs of possibly having OSA, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated triglyceride and LDL levels, and a large waist," says Dr. Steven Y. Park, a New York City ear, nose, throat physician and surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating sleep-related breathing problems. "Yet most doctors do not address this potentially life-threatening condition, treating patients instead for the complications of sleep apnea, rather than the cause itself."

Years of research has shown that untreated OSA can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. Yet, it's estimated that 80-90% of people with OSA continue to go undiagnosed and untreated in this country.

Dr. Park provides a fascinating, informative interview covering topics such as:

  • How many of Tim Russert's test results may point to the presence of OSA
  • Three myths about obstructive sleep apnea and why it keeps most doctors from detecting this condition
  • The link between sleep-breathing problems and many medical problems that baby boomers face such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • What men and women in their 30s and 40s can do to avoid this fate

Dr. Steven Y. Park is the author of the forthcoming book, Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so man of us are sick and tired. He has a unique and unconventional perspective on sleep and health issues which your audience will find useful, if not life changing. To interview Dr. Park, call (917) 991-0621.

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