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Sleep Apnea and Bariatric Surgery




Obesity is one of the most severe cases of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a severe sleep condition that causes the soft tissues of the throat to regularly collapse during sleep and contributes to the temporary cessation of breathing. The diaphragm and chest muscles work harder to open the blocked airway in a Sleep Apnea episode, and major changes will occur in blood pressure. With a loud gasp or body shake, breathing normally resumes. This reduces the quality of sleep and can reduce oxygen supply to vital organs. An elevated risk of hypertension, cardiac rhythm disturbances, heart attacks, and strokes is associated with Untreated Sleep Apnea.

Around 85 percent of Sleep Apnea sufferers are obese. In about 25 percent of men and about 10 percent of women, sleep apnea occurs. It can affect individuals of all ages, but it is most common in individuals over 40 years of age and those who are overweight. Patients note a major change in their Sleep Apnea symptoms following bariatric surgery turkey, such as less snoring (if/ when not wearing CPAP) and less daytime sleepiness, within the first three months. Around 80 to 85 percent of patients undergo remission of their sleep apnea and can be weaned off their CPAP 1 year after surgery. Continuing their weight loss is of crucial importance to patients because recovering a substantial amount of weight would likely cause Sleep Apnea to return.

If you have a sleep apnea problem and considering any Obesity Treatment in Turkey to solve your problem, consult the right surgeon with the appropriate expertise in the operation. To get more information please contact us and let’s decide what is best for you. MAYCLINIK family always here to help.

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