Dr. McPherson recalls the relationship between obesity and sleep apnea.
Obesity is associated with sleep apnea and you don’t have to be obese, however, to have sleep apnea and also, not everyone who is obese will have sleep apnea. So, it’s a risk factor and as people gain weight, if they do have a tendency towards sleep apnea, this is going to get worse as they gain weight. On the other side of that, as people lose weight their sleep apnea often gets better and often can be resolved if they are able to lose enough weight.
About Dr. Charles D. McPherson, M.D.:
Dr. Charles D. McPherson is the Director of the Sleep Disorder Center at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also specializes in pulmonary diseases and internal medicine at the Pulmonary Specialist Group of Nevada.