Guadalajara, December 8 (Notimex). – About 10 percent of the Mexican population has sleep apnea, which is characterized by a temporary interruption of breathing during sleep, said María Ivette specialist Muciño Hernández.
He stressed that obesity is related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAHS), and Mexico has the world's first place in the area of overweight and cardiovascular complications.
Muciño Hernández, the coordinator of the Otorhinolaryngology module, the twenty-first congress of international advances at the medical congress (CIAM), Hospital Civil de Guadalajara (HCG), said that 10% of the overweight represented by the person increases the risk of having SAHOS.
He also added that cardiovascular problems increase twice or three times the risk of suffering from obesity.
He explained that there are serious cases when the patient stops breathing for a longer period of time; Despite this symptom, four out of five people presenting at this level are unaware of their condition.
Symptoms of the syndrome include daily drowsiness; cognitive disorders; memory change; personality changes; intense snoring and warnings or microbeans.
Muciño Hernández pointed out that the disease occurs in adults and children; in the latter cases, if they have a syndrome, they are most likely to have a lifetime. Therefore, he emphasized the importance of preventing obesity through physical activity and balanced diet.
"A patient with OSAHS can be served or assisted with a positive pressure machine that is easier to breathe, but if you do not lose weight, it's not a good answer," he said.
While the coordinator of the Raúl Durán López module said there was an underestimation of SAHOS, because 80 percent of cases were mild to severely not diagnosed.
He explained that snoring does not have a close relationship with apnea in all cases, and if so, it is intense snoring with a space in which one stops breathing.