Medical Park Çanakkale Hospital Otorhinolaryngology Specialist Op. Dr. Ali Güven Serçe said, “If OSAS is not treated, it can cause many diseases from diabetes to cardiac disorders.”
Stating that the respiratory tract of patients can be partially or completely blocked at night in OSAS, Op. from Medical Park Çanakkale Hospital ENT Department. Dr. Ali Güven Serçe, “Due to the obstruction of the respiratory tract, respiratory distress and a decrease in oxygen level occur in patients. People with OSAS suffer from loud snoring and a decrease in sleep quality.
IF YOU STOP BREATHING FOR MORE THAN 10 SECONDS, THE BODY STARTS TO DAMAGE
Underlining that obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is the most common type of apnea in the society, and stating that those who have this disorder experience respiratory arrest for 40 or even 60 seconds during sleep, Op. Dr. Ali Güven Serçe said, “If the necessary intervention is not made on time in this ailment, it can cause many different bad pictures. Diabetes, hypertension, heart attack and stroke are a few of them. Because of all these, appropriate diagnosis and treatment are of great importance in OSAS.
PATIENTS CAN CAUSE ACCIDENTS
Emphasizing that the sleepiness experienced during the day is the biggest symptom and therefore the intellectual activities of the patients decrease, they experience memory disorders and irritability, Op. Dr. Ali Güven Serçe said, “As a result of these, patients can become socially isolated, experience failures in business life, and even cause accidents. Drivers who sleep at the wheel are the biggest examples of this.
CAUSES DEVELOPMENTAL REALIZATION IN CHILDREN
Stating that other symptoms of the disease are respiratory arrest witnessed by other people while asleep, sudden awakening from sleep, dry mouth or sore throat when waking up in the morning, headaches in the morning and attention problems. Dr. Ali Güven Serçe shared the following information:
“Some of OSAS patients have a hard time accepting that they are sick. In married patients, the information provided by their spouses is of great importance in the diagnosis. It is known that OSAS, which causes symptoms such as irritability, distraction, night cough, restlessness and excessive sweating in children, can cause growth and development disorders.
BETWEEN SMOKING, ALCOHOL AND OBESITY CAUSES
Stating that cigarette consumption, alcohol consumption and obesity are among the main causes of OSAS, Op. Dr. Ali Güven Serçe, “Some anatomical disorders such as septum deviation, adenoid, tongue size and elongated uvula can cause this disease. Sometimes, this disorder is also encountered in people who have no risk at all. The reason for this is central type apnea caused by breathing in the brain.
WEIGHT CONTROL GIVES POSITIVE RESULTS
Providing information about the methods used in the treatment of OSAS, Op. Dr. Ali Güven Serçe said:
“Methods used for treatment; The use of a device called CPAP, which gives positive air pressure, can be listed as surgical treatments and changes in lifestyle. The use of CPAP is used by means of a silicone mask and provides support to keep the upper airway open. Most patients can easily adapt to this mask. The most preferred surgical treatment is uvulopalatoplasty. In terms of lifestyle measures, obese patients' weight loss, exercises to improve respiratory capacity, and changes in sleeping position can be counted. In this context, lying on the side instead of on the back can give positive results in adult patients.”
CLOSING THE RESPIRATORY WAY CAN BE PREVENTED BY OPERATION
Giving important information about uvulopalatoplasty used in the treatment of OSAS, Op. Dr. Ali Güven Serçe, “With this technique, it is aimed to shorten the uvula and to remove a part of the soft palate, thus preventing the closure of the respiratory tract during sleep. When the uvula is examined anatomically, it has an important place in the upper respiratory tract. With the reduction operation to be performed in this part, the air flow will be greatly relieved. As a result of the advancement of technology and surgical techniques, deviation and flesh size in the nose can also be corrected in the same operation session. Thus, all airways up to the lungs are opened. The results obtained after this operation are really pleasing. Of course, all these should be evaluated by a specialist physician and the most appropriate treatment method should be preferred for the patient," he concluded.