Weight gain during the pandemic period increased the "obstructive sleep apnea" complaint All Sleep Medicine and Research Association (TUTDER) President Assoc. Dr. Vural Fidan, stating that the most important cause of obstructive sleep apnea disease is obesity, "We see an increase in the frequency of patients who experience obstructive sleep apnea with an increase in weight." said.
Eskişehir City Hospital Otorhinolaryngology Clinic Specialist Fidan told AA reporter that people's mobility decreased due to the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic.
Stating that people continued to consume calories in the said period, Fidan explained that weight gain occurred due to the decrease in calorie burning.
Stating that when the body weight gain is over 10 percent, it causes obstructive sleep apnea, Fidan said:
"The most important cause of obstructive sleep apnea is obesity. We see an increase in the frequency of patients who experience obstructive sleep apnea with weight gain. The symptoms of old patients may also increase. If our patients who used a sleep mask before because of sleep apnea had a weight gain of more than 10 percent, their devices should be adjusted or switched to another treatment model. "
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Stressing that the oxygen saturation in the body of the patient with obstructive sleep apnea has decreased considerably, "Oxidative stress occurs in the body due to the decrease in oxygen saturation. Unfortunately, the cells' ability to regenerate themselves does not become normal." said.
Pointing out that falling oxygen saturation due to sleep apnea may cause some diseases, Fidan shared the following information:
"These patients should continue their lives by paying attention to the mask, distance and hygiene issues of our Ministry of Health. They should isolate themselves at home. It is necessary to do more in-home exercises called 'passive exercise'. We should increase the calorie burning of the body. If this is not possible, in order to keep weight gain under control Less calories should be taken. Consumption of liquid or solid sugar-containing foods should be reduced.
Karaman Haber - Source: AA