Sleep apnea : What is it? Types, reasons behind it, and risk factors

September 27, 2022 0

Sleep Apnea

According to medical terminology, sleep apnea is the absence of breathing in a person throughout the regular sleep cycle. If this illness is not carefully and promptly treated, it could become quite serious. This affect anyone, regardless of age or environmental factors, and it is a treatable disorder. The condition causes the affected individual to repeatedly stop breathing while they are sleeping. This implies that many body components lose their supply of the essential oxygen gas that runs the length of our bodies and supports them. Even while it may not initially appear to be a major disorder, if left untreated, it could eventually cause significant harm to a person’s health.

Types Sleep Apnea can be categorized in two different types:

  1. OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA: This type of sleep apnea is caused by a blockage in nasal system, usually when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep cycle.
  2. CENTRAL SLEEP APNEA: This disorder is born out of the central nervous system of a body. When a person’s brain is unable to send proper signals to the muscles which control breathing.

Factors which increase the risk of developing this disorder are:

  • Overweight
  • Neck Circumference (>17 inches)
  • Being male
  • Being over 40
  • Hereditary
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol use and abuse
  • Heart Disorders

It can affect a healthy person in the following ways:

  • Mental and Physical tiredness
  • Fluctuating Blood Pressure
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Liver problems
  • Medical and Surgical difficulties
  • Headaches

The Agrawal Hospital and Research Institute promises cure for Sleep apnea in Gwalior and nearby regions. Dr. Rahul Agrawal is a trained professional and an ENT surgeon who has expertise in Sleep related disorders.

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