25Nov, 2018

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and effect of Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery

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Apnoea means lack of breathing. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a serious sleep disorder, which is mainly characterized by repeated stoppage of breathing during sleep. This type of apnea occurs when the throat muscles intermittently relax and block airway during sleep. A noticeable sign of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring. The main symptomatology of OSA include: Excessive daytime sleepiness Loud snoring Observed episodes of breathing cessation during sleep Abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking Morning headache Difficulty concentrating during the day Mood changes, such as depression or irritability High blood […]