Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) is a common preventable and treatable chronic respiratory disease, which affects 210 million people globally. Global and national (Indian) guidelines exist for the management of COPD. Although evidence-based, they are inadequate to address the phenotypic and genotypic heterogeneity in India. Co-existence of other chronic respiratory diseases can adversely influence the prognosis of COPD.
India has a huge burden of COPD with various risk factors and comorbid conditions. However, valid prevalence estimates employing spirometry as the diagnostic tool & data on important comorbid conditions, optimal use of Bi-Levels and Oxygen Concentrators are not available.
We at Blue Ocean Medtech in association with Sefam Health Tech , France bringing technological platform for the diagnosis and treatment of COPD in India.
You snore when the flow of air as you breathe makes the tissues in the back of your throat vibrate.
It can be a nuisance to your partner and anyone else nearby. You may even snore loudly enough to wake yourself up. Though, in many cases people do not realize that they snore. It can also cause you to have a dry mouth or sore or irritated throat when you wake up. Light snoring may not disrupt your overall sleep quality. Heavy snoring may be associated with obstructive sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder and a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and many other health problems.
Risk analysis is important, take it.
If found yourself under higher risk category call us for Home Sleep Test.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea are perceived to appear more alert, more youthful, and more attractive after adherent use of positive airway pressure (PAP therapy). Objective changes in facial surface volume and color were identified in a clinical study. Post-treatment decrements in redness may inform subjective impressions of improved alertness and healthy glow.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is one of the leading cause of sleep deprivation among Indian adults above 45 years of age. In OSA, lack of oxygen at night may cause oxygen deprivation to the brain. Research has found that sleep apnea disrupts the regulation of the blood–brain barrier (BBB). The rate of death of brain cells accelerates in such conditions and majorly effects on our memory power.
While sleep apnea is surprisingly common, many cases go undiagnosed , as most of the doctors do not detect it during a routine visit.
We must report symptoms of OSA to doctors and seek advice or go for a sleep study at home.
Until recently, sleep studies were only conducted in sleep study laboratories. But, higher cost and access kept many people away from getting tested. Now smaller, portable monitors are available for home testing that provide satisfactory data to secure a diagnosis in many patients suspected of having OSA. Most patients find a home-based study to be less cumbersome, more comfortable and convenient, and less costly.
Obesity is a major global health issue, and its prevalence is increasing. Obesity is associated with much comorbidity such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Obesity is also one of the major causative factors of OSA, and OSA itself can promote the onset of after T2DM because hypoxic episodes decrease insulin sensitivity, and activation of the sympathetic pathway leads to the release of inflammatory markers associated with insulin resistance.
It is often the partner of the person with sleep apnea who notices the pauses in the breathing pattern or who is woken up by his or her partner snoring. Other signs are often little-known but indicate OSAS:
– Excessive daytime sleepiness
– Unexplained fatigue
– Impaired memory
– Choking or gasping during sleep
– Night sweats
– Nocturia (frequently needing to go to the toilet at night)
– Morning headaches
– Depression or irritability
– Reduced libido
– Impaired concentration
Symptoms are often ignored, resulting to serious health concerns !