Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that increases the risk of auto accidents, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Obesity and sleep apnea form a deadly cycle, in which obesity increases the risk of sleep apnea and having sleep apnea increases the risk of obesity. For patients in need of obesity help, bariatric surgery can lead to weight loss that in turn could cure sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea occurs when the windpipe closes during sleep. In obese people, the neck is thicker and constricts the throat while the person is lying down, which leads to episodes of apnea. When you have sleep apnea and don’t get adequate sleep, the hormones that control your appetite can become unbalanced, leading to uncontrolled hunger that causes more weight gain. Weight loss procedures such as gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass can break the cycle.
At Bariatric Care Centers, we provide weight loss procedures in Houston to help people overcome obesity and the associated medical problems that are harming their health. Schedule a consultation today by calling 713-339-1353.
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