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.
Obesity, Sleep apnea, and Hypertension
Robert Wolk, Abu S.M. Shamsuzzamary Virend K. Somers
Published November 10, 2003