Obstructive Sleep Apnea? What’s it?

Saddened by his (Bappi Lahiri's) demise - PM Modi

Obstructive Sleep Apnea? What’s it?

Common, overweight people are more prone

Dr. Aviral Roy Consultant of Medica Super specialty Hospital explains Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

MUMBAI, Feb 16 (The CONNECT) - Legendary musician Bappi Lahiri passed today due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Sleep apnea is a very common disease among Indians -men and women – and more common in overweight individuals, doctors say.

Dr. Aviral Roy Consultant- Intensivist, Medica Super specialty Hospital, answers few common questions:

Question: How do you diagnose sleep apnea?

Answer: There are many tests that one can do, the most common one to do is Sleep Test. Either you can come to a hospital or a sleep technician comes to your house. He attaches some equipment to you and let you sleep. He will check if your oxygen levels drop or not.

Question: How do you know if anyone is at risk of sleep apnea?

Answer: People who snore are at very high risk of sleep apnea.

This is a dangerous disease is because you do not get enough oxygen while asleep.

Dr Roy explains that those who are very tired in the morning, can have high BP and severe acidity. And in very advanced cases, they can have seizures or they can fall asleep while doing normal activities such as driving.

Yes, it is a very high-risk disease. Pneumonia and other medical conditions as well and complicate and lead to sleep apnea.

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