Obstructive Sleep Apnea

About- Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep due to complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway
 
Symptoms-
Obstructive sleep apnea Abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking
Obstructive sleep apnea Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat
Obstructive sleep apnea Concentration problem
Obstructive sleep apnea Decreased libido
Obstructive sleep apnea Depression
Obstructive sleep apnea Drowsiness
Obstructive sleep apnea Edema
Obstructive sleep apnea Episodes of breathing cessation during sleep
Obstructive sleep apnea Excessive daytime sleepiness
Obstructive sleep apnea Feeling irritated
Obstructive sleep apnea Forgetfulness
Obstructive sleep apnea Headaches
Obstructive sleep apnea High blood pressure
Obstructive sleep apnea Hyperactivity in children
Obstructive sleep apnea Irritability
Obstructive sleep apnea Loud snoring
Obstructive sleep apnea Mood swings
Obstructive sleep apnea Night sweat
Obstructive sleep apnea Problem performing regular activities
 
Causes-

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax too much to allow normal breathing. Several risk factors are
Obstructive sleep apnea A family history
Obstructive sleep apnea Asthma
Obstructive sleep apnea Chronic nasal congestion
Obstructive sleep apnea Diabetes
Obstructive sleep apnea Excess weight
Obstructive sleep apnea High blood pressure
Obstructive sleep apnea Narrowed airway
Obstructive sleep apnea Sex (men are twice as likely as women) 
Obstructive sleep apnea Smoking
 
Specialists to visit
Head and Neck Surgeon Head and Neck Surgeon

Head and Neck Surgeon Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
Head and Neck Surgeon Psychiatrist
Head and Neck Surgeon Clinical psychologist
Head and Neck Surgeon Pulmonary Medicine specialist
Head and Neck Surgeon Sleep medicine specialist

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References
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org

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