Sleep Apnea & Its Connection To Obesity

Stethoscope and sleep apnea

Millions of Americans have trouble getting quality sleep and wake up with extreme daytime fatigue as a result of a common sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common but serious condition causing a person to stop breathing throughout the night. This results in a decrease of oxygen to the brain, leading to serious sleep disturbances and more serious health problems if left untreated.

A common cause of sleep apnea is being overweight or obese. Those who are obese often have excess soft tissue in the mouth and throat, which can collapse and block the airways while you sleep. While childhood obesity may cause obstructive sleep apnea this problem most commonly occurs in adults.

More than half of those with obstructive sleep apnea are overweight or obese, while weight loss can alleviate symptoms associated with sleep apnea, we also understand how challenging it can be to begin a weight loss routine that includes a brand new diet and exercise regimen.

If you aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to losing weight, our physician, Dr. Patel and her team can create a treatment plan that will not only help you lose that stubborn weight but will also improve the quality of your sleep.

After all, if sleep apnea has you feeling fatigued and exhausted all day, the last thing you want to do is get out there and exercise or head to the gym. By creating a practical and realistic weight loss plan that’s catered to your health and needs, we provide a simple solution for losing weight and also managing other chronic health problems.

Preventive medicine is always key to good long-term health. Therefore, even those who have excess weight and aren’t dealing with sleep apnea or other health problems, can benefit from following our weight loss plan.

Whether you are dealing with obstructive sleep apnea as a result of being overweight or you are looking for a safe, effective way to finally get the body and health that you want, call Physicians Premiere Weight & Wellness Center today at (703) 783-5673 to find out more about the customized programs we offer.