International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part I (2015)
Original Article - A study of sleep disordered breathing in obese patients
Introduction: As the modern life style is dominantly accepted by our society along with sedentary life style our society is getting obesity as a gift, a gift that is costing human species a lots of health problems and one of them is sleep disturbances and sleep disorders specially obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). OSA itself leads to hypertention and other systemic manifestations. so we decide to study obese patients and related sleep disorder specialy OSA. Aims/Objectives: 1 to analyze SDB in obese patients. To analyze severity of hypertension in obese patients. 2 To analyze whether SDB is a risk factor for hypertension in obese individuals. 3 To correlate how many obese hypertensive have correctable SDB. Material and Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in the, department of pulmonology of People's College of Medical Sciences and Research centre, Bhopal m.p. The duration of the study was 1 and half years. Total of 100 patients were included in this study. Results and Conclusion: Obesity has a very high and proportionate correlation to sleep disordered breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is the predominant sleep disordered breathing in our study population. Moderate obstructive sleep apnea correlates very highly for predicting hypertension and maybe considered as a risk factor for the same. Sleep disordered breathing is very much correctable in obese hypertensive population by weight reduction and risk factor control.
How to cite this article:
Priyanka Joshi, Sanjay Tandon, Vijay Kumar Bhargava, ST Nagdeote. Original Article - A study of sleep disordered breathing in obese patients. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(9):538-544.