People who are experiencing sleep apnea have reason to feel happy nowadays. According to a recent study, losing weight and following a regular exercise are capable of producing long term positive developments for those individuals who are suffering from sleep apnea.
Researchers who have conducted the study have found out that obese people who decided to undergo the one year intervention in their lifestyles have experienced positive development in their sleep apnea problems than those people who are not able to seek enough help or medical treatment.
Sleep apnea is considered as one of the most common illnesses that are experienced by various people around the world. A person who is suffering from the mentioned sleeping disorder is experiencing stoppage in his breathing whenever his airway is blocked or collapsed whenever he is asleep. This condition is said to be common among adults, especially those who are in their middle ages. According to various medical studies, this sleeping disorder is associated and is tied to different cardiovascular problems.
According to Dr. Henri Tuomilehto, there are lots of things that people should know about this matter. “Usually, it will take several years for this sleeping disorder to progress from being mild disease into more serious illness,” says Dr. Tuomilehto. “O ne reason behind this is mostly because of the weight gain that one person is experiencing,” added by the doctor in one of his interviews.
“With the help of the results and findings of our studies, we are now able to predict the possibility of altering our respective lifestyles to combat sleeping apnea,” says Dr. Tuomilehto to Reuters Health.“Moreover, it is just unfortunate that there are only few people who are paying much attention to the progress of this subject,” lamented by Dr. Tuomilehto.
The doctor together with his colleagues have assigned 81 obese patients, mostly are adults suffering from mild sleeping apnea to the so called one year lifestyle intervention. The program starts by providing each patient with a low calorie meal together with the right diet and regular exercise that one has to follow. The study aims to prove that with the help of the right diet and regular exercise, sleeping apnea can be handled better than before.
At first, the study has shown some health benefits that are all tied with the lifestyle intervention. However, according to the people behind this study, the effects that would persist right after the intervention remain unclear this time.
Moreover, new analysis wherein researchers have followed up 57 of the first 81 obese people after four years of the mentioned experiment is able to come up of new results and findings. According to their studies, those obese people who have performed regular exercise and followed the right diet have succeeded in shedding their excess weights. These middle ages adults are 12 pounds lighter than their initial weight 5 years before. The mentioned result is one of the reasons why sleeping apnea is feasible to overcome these days.