IMPACT OF OBESITY ON OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Aim: To assess the impact of obesity on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and to describe the frequency in sleep apneawithout a primary sleep complaint. Methods: A total of 50 patients were included in this survey. The questionnaires were filled out during the interview. The survey comprises of questions on snoring behavior, individual feeling, presence of obesity. The diagnosis of OSA starts with routine health check up like presence of obesity, congestive heart failure, stroke, fibrillation and type II diabetes. BMI may be employed widely for classifing genral obesity. Results: Out of 50 participants 21 were female and 29 were male. The participants were asked to were fill the berlin questionnaires. It was observed that high number of female participants comes under the category 1 which is snoring and among the male participant it was observed the same. When observed all together it was observed that high number of participant were obese. Conclusion: Successful weight loss may improve the AHI in obese patients with OSA. Weight loss should be recommended for all OSA patients. Weight loss should be combined with a primary treatment for OSA because of low success rate of dietary programmes and the low cure rate by dietary approach alone.
Keywords: obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, congestive heart failure, stroke.
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