Dr. Frankie Roman Discusses Sleep Apnea and Weight Loss
What health problems might contribute to weight gain, or make it difficult to lose weight? Is it harder for someone with sleep apnea to lose weight? What weight loss treatment plan and advice do you recommend to your patients with sleep apnea? These are just some of the questions that Dr. Frankie Roman discusses in our latest "Ask the Experts" interview about sleep apnea and weight loss.
Dr. Roman acknowledged that there is "...a relationship between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea; however, we have to point out that not every obese patient by body mass index has obstructive sleep apnea. There are patients who have normal body mass indexes who are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. Persons who are obese should undergo a general physical examination for obesity related health issues."