OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA: AN EMERGING PROBLEM
Authors: DR. FAHAD WASEY ,DR SHOBOROSE TANTRAY
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Obstructive sleep apnea is potentially sleepdisorder with multiple of negative consequences on patients’ health and society .OSA Symptoms include loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, , and restless sleep. The ‘‘gold standard’’ of detection is by polysomnography, a detailed history and physical examination may help uncover previously undiagnosed cases. Under diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea can cause heart disease, hypertension, depression, and even death. Several othermodalities exist for treating obstructive sleep apnea, including continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), oral appliances, and several surgical procedures. Conservative approaches like weight loss and alcohol and tobacco cessation, are also strongly encouraged in the patient with obstructive sleep apnea. With increased awareness, a multidisciplinary approach is necessary for an accurate management of the disease.