Obesity and Sleep Apnea

People who suffer from severe to morbid obesity are more at risk to develop sleep apnea, which is defined as a repetitive decrease or even stoppage of breathing during sleep without the individual realizing it thus, disrupting significantly the quality of sleep so much so that people who suffer from this sleep condition often feel very tired during the day, have less energy and have less drive. These people often feel the need to fall asleep during the day, sometimes even while they are conducting an activity, such as driving. In addition, this condition helps to promote high blood pressure and the occurrence of coronary events, such as a heart attack. Sleep apnea is one of the most under-diagnosed problems in medicine. Patients often attribute their fatigue to stress, excessive work, being overweight, lack of exercise, etc. while sleep apnea is the root cause of the problem.

In our program treating jointly obesity and sleep apnea, our first task is to determine if (for those who have not yet been diagnosed) you are suffering from this condition. Considering that our program is an intensive weight loss program requiring participants to become significantly active, it is important at the start to make sure that you are not tired and sluggish because of sleep apnea. If it is diagnosed, it can be easily remedied with some treatment using, for example, an accessory device called a CPAP. Don’t worry, we will guide you on this matter.

For those who have already been diagnosed, our team will help you loose a significant amount of weight to the point where you could no longer need a CPAP machine, which will be a great relief for many of you!

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Are you interested in our program? Fill out the confidential health questionnaire online and we will contact you!