About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Conclusion

Written by Dr. Anitha Paderla, MBBS | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Jul 28, 2021
Font : A-A+

Conclusion

Obstructive sleep apnea is a health hazard and usually affects middle-aged, overweight adults. It causes not only snoring but also repeated obstruction to breathing while the person is sleeping. This leads to a drop in oxygen saturation within the blood which can damage organs such as the heart and the brain.

Advertisement

The condition can be diagnosed by a visit to the sleep lab, which conducts a simple test called polysomnogram. Simple advice can treat patients with mild sleep apnea; however a more advanced condition may require to use an equipment like CPAP. Treatment improves a personís overall health by improving the quality of sleep.

Regular and ongoing follow up is needed with a sleep medicine specialist who will check whether the treatment is working and whether there are any side effects of the treatment.

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Anitha Paderla. (2021, July 28). Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Conclusion. Medindia. Retrieved on May 20, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/obstructive-sleep-apnea-conclusion.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Anitha Paderla. "Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Conclusion". Medindia. May 20, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/obstructive-sleep-apnea-conclusion.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Anitha Paderla. "Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Conclusion". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/obstructive-sleep-apnea-conclusion.htm. (accessed May 20, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Anitha Paderla. 2021. Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Conclusion. Medindia, viewed May 20, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/obstructive-sleep-apnea-conclusion.htm.


Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

sunny1

See this recent publication that indicates that obstructive Sleep Apnea - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). We hypothesized that OSA is independently related to the risk of CAD or death from any cause. In this observational cohort study, patients referred for OSA underwent polysomnography, and subsequent CAD events (myocardial infarction, coronary angiography or bypass graft surgery) or death were recorded. Patients were divided into exposure (AHI 15) and comparison groups (AHI Increased Risk of Coronary Artery Disease and Death, Shah NA et al New Haven, CT

Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    Advertisement
    Drugs for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Armodafinil
    Modafinil
    What's New on Medindia
    Prevent Hacking of Medical Devices: FDA Sounds Alarm
    Black Water: Benefits and Uses
    World Hypertension Day 2022 - Measure Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!
    View all
    Advertisement

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Iron Intake Calculator Blood Pressure Calculator Drug - Food Interactions Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Vent Forte (Theophylline) How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Blood - Sugar Chart Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use