Why snoring can be harmful to your health

If you snore, you’re not alone. It happens when air flows through your throat when you breathe in your sleep. This causes the relaxed tissues in your throat to vibrate and cause harsh, irritating snoring sound. It can also cause obstructive sleep apnoea (blocked airways), obesity and sleep deprivation. Moreover, children who are obese tend to […]

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Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of #breastcancer

Researchers compared two groups of women with morbid obesity: nearly 18,000 who underwent various forms of so-called bariatric surgery and nearly 54,000 who did not. The groups were similar in terms of age, medical conditions and body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height). Researchers tracked the surgery group for an average of […]

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This woman’s relentless grit helps her recover from multiple life-threatening ailments

A sufferer of juvenile diabetes since the age of 7, Vumshi had developed morbid obesity over the years and was suffering from its multiple co-morbidities when she approached Aster CMI Hospital for treatment. The specialists at Aster CMI Hospital, after careful evaluation and assessment suggested she undergo bariatric surgery to help improve her quality of […]

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What is sleep apnoea? Know about its causes and treatment

What is the difference between sleep apnoea and snoring? Snoring is a condition where something in the nose mouth throat or lungs blocks breathing while sleeping producing a soft or loud and unpleasant sound. It is a sign or first alarm of OSA (obstructive sleep apnoea) Sleep Apnoea is where there are one or more […]

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Women with sleep apnoea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men

Obstructive sleep apnoea, where the airways close completely or partially many times during sleep, reduces the levels of oxygen in the blood, and common symptoms include snoring, disrupted sleep and feeling excessively tired. The new study suggests that people who experience more closures of the airways during sleep and whose blood oxygen saturation levels drop […]

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Sleep duration tied to adverse measures of glycaemia, suggests study

Babak Mokhlesi, M.D., from the University of Chicago, and colleagues assessed the effect of sleep disturbances and circadian misalignment on adults with prediabetes. The analysis included 962 overweight/obese adults (55 per cent male; mean age, 52.2 years) with prediabetes or recently diagnosed, untreated type 2 diabetes who completed a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test and […]

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Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

People having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

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Weight-loss surgery can help have this added health bonus

Apart from the health benefits that weight-loss surgery can bring, a new study shows it could boost a patient’s sex life. Even better, that boost may often be a lasting one. Weight-loss surgery has more benefits than simply slimming a patient down, it may also result in lasting improvements to sexual functioning, a new study […]

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Effective ways to naturally lower your blood pressure

Looking for natural ways to lower your blood pressure. You are at the right place. Although it causes no symptoms, high blood pressure boosts your risk of leading killers such as heart attack and stroke, as well as aneurysms, cognitive decline, and kidney failure. If you haven’t had blood pressure checked in 2 years, see […]

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