How To Get Rid Of Sleep Apnea Along With Obesity

There are certain diseases, which our loved ones discover sooner than you. One of such disease of obstructive sleep apnea. The most common and prominent symptoms for the sleep apnea is loud snores at night and fatigue during daytime.

What is obstructive sleep apnea?

It is sleeping disorder in which the passage of the air gets blocked while sleeping. It results in interrupting breathing, usually multiple times in a single sleep. Suffering from sleep apnea puts you in risk for several other diseases such as high blood pressure and stroke.

What is obesity?

It is a metabolic disorder in which an individual gains excessive weight. It also brings several other complications with it and sleep apnea is one of them.

So how is sleep apnea related to excess body weight?

Though it’s not absolutely necessary that every obese or overweight person will suffer from sleep apnea. Also people with normal weight may also experience sleep apnea. But being overweight or especially obese make you more susceptible to this disorder. The additional amount of fat in the body, especially in the throat and neck portion leads to the blockage of the airways to lungs, thus it induces sleep apnea

What is the most effective treatment for the same?

Keep it in mind that not every snore means sleep apnea and the vice versa is equally true. Normal snores are irritating and yet does not interfere with normal sleep and thus you will remain active during daytime. This situation totally changes in case of sleep apnea. In this case, you will feel tired during day even when you are active. Though several sleeping position and some nasal spray can provide ease in for a time being, the best way to treat sleep apnea is to reduce the overall body weight.

How is weight loss surgery is done?

Medically known as bariatric surgery in Kolkata is carried out by surgically altering the stomach and intestine. By reducing the stomach size, the procedure ensure that you will consume smaller portion and feel satisfied sooner. In a long run, this leads to significant weight loss. In certain other procedures, the size of the small intestine is reduced, this ensures that your body absorbs less nutrients. Mostly for undergoing weight reduction surgery, the BMI of a patient must be near 40, but if you are having one or more morbid condition such as sleep apnea or diabetes type 2 etc, it can be done even with a lower BMI.

How effective are they?

It remains the only remedy that is most effective and usually lasts a lifetime. The laparoscopic approach makes this approach even more popular. Shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery are few of its benefits. Altogether, undergoing weight reduction surgery, makes your life more healthy and happy.