Category: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Canadian Neighbor Pharmacy: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Morbid Obesity

Obesity is the most important reversible risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), with an estimated 40% prevalence of OSAS among patients with morbid obesity.2 Visceral fat accumulation and large neck circumference are predictive risk factors for OSAS in obese patients, The high prevalence of OSAS among obese patients has been attributed to a mass loading of the upper airway by adipose tissue. In…

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