Emphasizing that snoring and sleep apnea are more common in overweight people, ENT specialist Op. Dr. Mehmet Ege Akça “Since obesity is a serious problem today, sleep apnea is on the rise. As human weight increases with age, sleep apnea is more common in older people. But the real issue here isn’t age. The reflections of sleep apnea on everyday life include things like feeling like you haven’t slept at all when you wake up in the morning, fatigue, lack of attention during the day and problems with cognitive functions, learning to read and focusing on kids’ lesson .
“SLEEP TEST MUST BE PERFORMED FOR DETECTION”
Kiss. Dr. Mehmet Ege Akça, “Sleep apnea can also cause daytime sleepiness in everyday life. We know that long haul drivers and truckers can cause accidents by dozing behind the wheel in the traffic we see in the news. To prevent this, people with a certain overweight are tested by our government for sleep apnea. If sleep apnea is detected, they want it documented that they have been treated for it. First, if someone has constant sleep apnea and snoring, except during periods such as illness, fatigue, or alcohol consumption, he or she should first have an ear, nose, and throat exam. Then we have a sleep test called polysomography. It is a test where a patient stays in the hospital for one night and wakes up in the morning and goes to work, which does not adversely affect their daily routines.
“TREATMENTS CAN BE DONE WITH SURGERY IN ADDITION TO DEVICE TREATMENTS”
Talking about the treatment of sleep apnea, Op. Dr. Akça said: “In addition to device treatments for sleep apnea, surgical treatments can also be performed. These are usually soft; There are surgeries that involve the palate, uvula, and root of the tongue. These may involve nasal surgeries,” he said.
“POST OPERATIONAL GROWTH HORMONE IS DETECTED TO Elevate IN CHILDREN”
Giving some information about sleep apnea, which can be seen at almost any age, Op. Dr Akça said: “We attribute sleep apnea in children to adenoid and tonsil problems. Some studies have found that growth hormone levels increase in some children after adenoid and tonsil surgery. Therefore, families should pay attention to their children’s symptoms and seek early intervention. consult a doctor.
Kiss. Dr. Finally, Akca said:
“As the severity of snoring and sleep apnea increases, its vital importance increases. Because our patients usually come into old age, and unfortunately they are a little late, and have reached the period when this disease can tire the heart and lungs. That is why we want this to happen as soon as possible.”