Resistant hypertension is research topic of the Fortaleza General Hospital

With expenditures of $ 1 million, research related to hypertension with sleep disorders to control these symptoms

Will spend $ 1 million on research in Fortaleza General Hospital (HGF), CearĂ¡, in a clinical trial in patients with resistant hypertension. Funded by agreement between the HGF, the Financier of Studies and Projects (FINEP) and the Institute for Studies and Research and Projects at the State University of CearĂ¡ (Iepro), the research will relate the treatment of sleep disorders and control of hypertension in patients resistant that use three or more drugs. At the end of the agreement, with a term of two years, the equipment used in the research will be donated to HGF for the deployment of the first public laboratory for research and treatment of sleep disorders.

HGF is recruiting volunteers for hypertensive studies. The monitoring of patients during the search will be free and done by experts under the coordination of otolaryngologists, Erika Ferreira Gomes and Veras Carolina. According Erika Ferreira Gomes, the search will detect which are not hypertensive disease control and have any disturbances in sleep, because once it can control it therefore will control of their blood pressure, infarct as well as myocardial infarction and stroke.

Hypertension is classified as insidious disease. Only causes symptoms in very advanced stages of increases or when a sudden in an exaggerated way. Only a few people show symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness and chest. Hypertensive patients are more at risk of vascular compromise, as both brain heart. High blood pressure also causes kidney disease. The resistant hypertension occurs when blood pressure levels are above recommended, even after three consecutive months of adopting three different types of antihypertensive drugs.

<b> Apnea and adrenaline rush </ b>

According to data from the Brazilian Society of Hypertension is a common problem that hypertensive patients have sleep apnea and vice versa. About 40% of people with hypertension have the disease. This is because the pharynx, when relaxing during sleep, it narrows the air passage, causing vibrations typical of snoring until it completely close and interrupt the flow of breathing temporarily. A defense reaction, the body releases adrenaline, which constricts the blood vessels, thus restricting the space through which the blood circulates. As the blood volume has to run by way contracted, there is increasing pressure. It is estimated that around 40% of people with hypertension presented syndrome obstructive sleep apnea. Certain factors or conditions may interfere much a night's sleep and cause serious damage to health:

<b> Insomnia </ b>

- He is best known sleep disorders. It's the lack of sleep or difficulty sleeping.

- Reaches 25% of the adult population.

- It may be temporary, caused by worries and tensions of day-to-day, or chronic, caused by organ dysfunction.

- The consumption of alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, drugs, tranquilizers and stimulants can also cause a severe insomnia.

<b> Fatigue and sleepiness </ b>

- Fatigue is the same as tiredness, and is caused by sleep deprivation.

- It causes a decreased reflex and delay actions.

- For the driver is very serious because it can result in serious accidents.

<b> Snoring </ b>

- Noise own person who has this disorder.

- In isolation, snoring may not pose serious problems, but deserves attention.

- In an advanced stage, the pharyngeal closure (organ by step where air and food) can bring respiratory complications, including apnea.

<b> Apnea </ b>

- Apnea is to stop breathing during sleep

- The person snores very loud and can get suffocating.

- May cause cardiac arrhythmia and increased blood pressure due to lack of oxygen.

With information from Ascom / Sesa