Even obesity and smoking can leave you in to the clutches of Sleep Apnea

In the last few years, they have witnessed a remarkable growth in the number of patients, which are suffering from sleep apnea. A big chunk of people is living a hazardous lifestyle, which can subject them to sleep apnea very frequently. Simple things like Smoking and obesity can also be a potential reason behind sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a disease, which can envelop a person at any given age, and this is why they were not connecting it with any type of vices at all. On the contrary, they were treating it as a curse of God bestowed on them. Let us admit the fact that we are still short of effective cures against this disease. We can manage it but this is not a permanent solution. This is only a struggle for a patient whose life goes for a toss.
There are two types of sleep apnea. First is OSA or obstructive sleep apnea where a person gasps for breath when he is sleeping and often wakes up because he is feeling short of breath. This is the most common type of sleep apnea. Second is central sleep apnea, this disease attacks on the central nervous system of a person and he loses his cognitive abilities. He fails to decipher the signals of the brain and this makes him unable to perform the daily rituals, which are necessary for the life. Based on these two types they have also found a third type of Apnea, which is mixed apnea. In this case, a person may feel the signs of both types of apnea.
In the latest researches, they figured out three major risk factors. First factor is age. The chances increase many folds when a person crosses the age of 65. Rest of the two factors is under your control, they are obesity and smoking. OSA and CSA have added two more deadly chapters in the medical history of regular smokers and people who are careless about obesity. This is high time to control these two things and save you from a probable hazard.

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