Wednesday 16 September 2020
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The experts urged, who suffer from loud snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, to take additional precautions, because their lives are in danger due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.
Scientists from the University of Warwick in England conducted a review of 18 studies on the relationship of sleep apnea and the Corona virus, and found that those who suffer from this condition, which causes snoring and suffocation when the throat muscles relax and temporarily block the airway during sleep, are at greater risk of hospitalization or Death due to the virus.
The condition is more common in people who have diabetes, obesity, or high blood pressure, which also increases the risk of death if they contract COVID-19.
The scientists said that more research is needed into the effect of obstructive sleep apnea on Covid-19 patients, but experts, led by Dr.Michael Miller, acknowledged that it would not be surprising if they experienced a negative effect.
Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with other conditions, such as obesity, which are already known to increase the risk of infection with the Coronavirus.
“Obese patients should be more aware that obstructive sleep apnea may be an additional risk if they catch Covid-19,” Miller said. “Make sure you stick to your treatment and take as many precautions as possible to reduce the risks, such as wearing a face mask, applying social distancing, and having a procedure. Testing for the Virus Once you notice any symptoms, it is now more than ever to follow your treatment plan as accurately as possible.
She added: “The Covid-19 virus could potentially increase oxidative stress and inflammation and have effects on the bradykinin pathways (which usually help control blood pressure), all of which are also affected by patients with obstructive sleep apnea. When you have individuals already affected by these mechanisms, you will not It would be surprising if the Covid-19 virus affects them stronger. “
Among the studies examined by the experts, 10 looked at obstructive sleep apnea, while 8 investigated the risk of dying from the Corona virus.
One study published in Diabetologia of 1,300 diabetics and sleep apnea patients found their risk of death was 2.8 times greater after seven days in hospital.
Scientists have warned that an estimated 85 percent of those with the condition have not been diagnosed and said, if they are worried, they should contact their doctor.
This condition can prevent people repeatedly from breathing while asleep when the throat muscles relax and cut off the air supply to the lungs, causing people to snore loudly and wake up suddenly and suffer from a dry mouth and sore throat, and the study was published in Sleep Medicine Reviews.
What is sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when a person’s throat walls relax and narrow during sleep, blocking the airways, interrupting normal breathing.
Sudden awakening, followed by gasping and gasping
Sweating at night
high blood pressure
Sore throat upon waking up
If you notice that you are experiencing mood changes such as depression or irritability
Frequent episodes when breathing is interrupted by gasping and snoring.
During a seizure, lack of oxygen stimulates the patient’s brain to interrupt deep sleep to reopen the airways. These frequent interruptions in sleep can make a person very tired and often unaware of it.
Groups at risk of sleep apnea:
Overweight people: Excess body fat increases the soft tissue mass in the neck.
– To be a male
Be 40 years of age or older
Having a large neck
Being in menopause: Hormonal changes cause the throat muscles to relax
Untreated, obstructive sleep apnea increases a person’s risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack and type 2 diabetes.