Sleep apnea monitored in Mayotte
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a sleep disorder often associated with type 2 diabetes (especially in obesity). Mayotte’s diabetes and obesity situation shows that the island is potentially at risk. Doctors are advising people to get tested.
Sleep apnea is a nocturnal breathing disorder. It’s called obstructive sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome (OSAS) is a nocturnal breathing disorder.
It is characterized by the occurrence of respiratory pauses of at least 10 seconds which can sometimes be repeated more than 100 times per night.
Many people are likely to suffer from it in Mayotte and the outcome can be fatal when it is not diagnosed and medical monitoring put in place.
Ahamada Mouhamadi, a patient from Mayotte, has been receiving respiratory assistance for 3 years. He must wear a mask at night. The principle is to propel air from the room into the pipe, which opens the back of the throat and allows air to pass. Without the device, his breathing would stop several times during the night.
Doctor Ahmed Abdou from Mayotte explains: “If he is not breathing, the oxygen drops in the blood and the carbon dioxide is not eliminated. And so, he wakes up with a start, what we call the rude awakening. This awakening can have serious consequences. There may be pressure surges, which may be the cause of stroke or other metabolic disorders, diabetes, etc. »
According to Dr. Samia Tahraoui, sleep specialist in Paris, “sleep apnea can lead to serious long-term complications (hypertension, stroke, diabetes, overweight) increasing the risk of cardiovascular mortality. It is a real public health problem unfortunately for the moment under-diagnosed”.
6 out of ten people are likely to be affected by this disease without knowing it, according to Dr. Abdou. He therefore advises everyone to have a consultation.
Sleep apnea: high risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
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