Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

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Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), In children more children due to enlarged tonsils (tonsils), in adults caused by many things. Obstruction in the nasal mucosa may occur due to inflammation or structural abnormalities. In addition airway obstruction can also occurs at the level velofaring or restopalatal, retroglosal, and hypopharynx.

Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), OSA is associated with decreased quality of life and can lead to a number of dangerous diseases such as increasing the risk of developing hypertension 2 times, 2 times increased risk of coronary heart disease, increase 2 times the risk of stroke at a young age, sexual dysfunction and even sudden death. For that snoring should be observed and be wary of.

risk factors
Formerly it was believed that men, middle age, and obesity is a risk factor for OSA. However, recent research shows some of the following risk factors:

Airway: start from the nose, palate mole (nasopharynx), tongue (oropharynx), hypopharynx
neuromuscular activity
Central sleep apnea, central breathing instability, hypocapnia

Symptoms at night:
Snoring is a loud noise and disturbing
Breathing stops in between? between snoring and ends with a snort
Tightness and tecekik which makes the patient woke up
Sleep disorders due to frequent awakening and change position

Symptoms at night:
Do not wake up feeling refreshed
Morning headaches
Sore throat or pain on waking
Excessive sleepiness during the day (Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, EDS)
prolonged fatigue
changes in personality
Impaired concentration and memory

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