Disturbing forecasts have prompted the Aviisha Medical Institute, LLC to release a free guide to sleep apnea. A new study published in the Lancet predicts that by 2030, 164 million Americans will suffer from obesity.
Given obesity’s high correlation with sleep apnea, experts are beginning to brace for an obesity-sleep apnea epidemic of epic proportions.
Current estimates predict that 1 in every 5 Americans suffers from mild sleep apnea and 1 in every 15 from moderate sleep apnea or worse. These numbers are expected to climb in coming years, and yet most sleep apnea sufferers have no idea they have the condition.
“Studies estimate that between 80 and 90% of sufferers are undiagnosed and need treatment,” said Dr. Avi Ishaaya, a sleep boarded physician and Medical Director of the Aviisha Medical Institute, LLC.
“This is a serious problem when you consider how untreated sleep apnea can devastate the cardiovascular system and damage a person’s quality of life.” Sleep apnea has been linked to stroke, heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, depression, erectile dysfunction, memory loss, and more. Read the rest of this entry