Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

                                         Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Author:  Alan R Schwartz, Susheel P. Patil, Alison M. Laffan, Vsevolood Polotsky, Harmut Scheinder and Philip L. Smith

Published: Febuary, 2008

Five Facts: Obstuctive sleep apnea is common in western societies.

Sleep apnea is due to recurrent episodes of upper airways of obstruction during sleep.

Increasing obesity can contribute to the development of Alveolar Hypoventiliation .

Obesity and central adiposity are risk factors to get sleep apnea.

A variety of procedures can prevent sleep apnea.

Statistic: In the west sleep apnea is 4% men and 2% women

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