Bariatric Surgery as a Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension and Asthma- A Case Report

Nurul Yaqeen Mohd Esa, Mohamed Faisal Abdul Hamid
2020 Eastern Journal Of Medicine  
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is linked to hypertension, ischemic heart disease, stroke, diabetes and sudden cardiac death. The standard treatment using positive airway pressure (PAP) device may not be tolerated in many patients and therefore alternative options should be explored including bariatric surgery, which have beneficial impacts on other medical co-morbidities as well. OSA is associated with obesity and there is a positive correlation between increasing BMI and sleep apnea. Weight
more » ... by any method is a well-documented treatment for OSA. We report a case of an obese gentleman with poorly controlled asthma and found to have severe obstructive sleep apnea on the background of hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Bariatric surgery cured his OSA and im proved the control of all of his other medical comorbidities.
doi:10.5505/ejm.2020.47855 fatcat:fnhxkzsux5c23kqdu2zjcwqfku