Sleep Apnea and Obesity

Ashlyn Williford  Core 3    11/14/14

~Obstructive sleep apnea is also common, affecting and estimated 15 million Americans, with a prevalence that that probably also rising as a consequence of increasing obesity.

~ Untreated   OSA predisposes to a increased risk of a new hypertension, and a treatment of OSA lowers blood pressure.

~ The high prevalence of obesity represents a major health problem, predisposing to cardigan and vascular, morbidity and mortality.

~ OSA is characterized by recurrent episodes of cessation of respiratory air flow caused by upper airway inspitory collapse during sleep, with a consequent in oxygen saturation.

~ Obesity  increase s them risk for OSA, sleep apnea may predipose to weight gain and obesity.

It is estimated that 60% of men and 50% of women are over weight in the United States, which represents more than 97 million adults.

Article information:

Obesity, Sleep apnea, and Hypertension

Robert Wolk, Abu S.M. Shamsuzzamary Virend K. Somers

Published November 10, 2003

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