Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep. This is often caused when the airway is blocked, and the person no longer gets enough oxygen. Individuals with sleep apnea are often required to wear a CPAP mask in order to get more oxygen while sleeping.
It is important to get sleep apnea treated, since it can lead to a host of other problems like:
- Heart disease
- Memory problems
- Acid reflux or heartburn
Not only that, but sleep apnea affects a person’s productivity at work and can lead to them falling asleep behind the wheel while driving.
About 70% of people with sleep apnea are obese. So being excessively overweight is a major contributing cause to a person’s airways being blocked.
The sleeve gastrectomy is a safe, effective procedure for helping a person lose weight and keep it off long term.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, and would like to find out if surgery is the right option for you, visit our Houston weight loss surgery pre-operative video. You can also schedule a one on one consultation with me or give us a call at 713-936-0777