Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002773
Title: Awareness of obstructive sleep apnea among people of above 30 years
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: One of the most common types of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea and obstruction of the respiratory tract which may either be partial or complete causes this. This disease is a chronic condition and if left untreated or undiagnosed may lead to cardiovascular problems, stroke, etc. It is characterized by loud snoring, headaches which keep recurring, and also tiredness even after waking up in the morning. The aim of this study is to create awareness regarding obstructive sleep apnea in people above the age of 30 years. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire of about 20 questions is prepared. A survey among the people above the age of 30 years is taken. This survey is taken among the South Indian population. The questions were such that they questioned the participants’ awareness level and their presence of symptoms which could indicate the acquiring of obstructive sleep apnea in a few years. Some of the questions also inquired regarding the patient’s lifestyle and inherited qualities which may lead to obstructive sleep apnea. Result: 70% of people are not aware of the condition called obstructive sleep apnea and their possibilities of getting this chronic condition was evaluated, and some of the important ratios have been presented to spread awareness. Conclusion: We have come to know that the awareness level is less among the people pertaining to this survey about obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Nishanthana Murali 1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *, A. Jothi Priya2

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    1 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Mrs. R. Gayatri Devi, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Nishanthana Murali 1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *, A. Jothi Priya2

    Title:Awareness of obstructive sleep apnea among people of above 30 years
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (October [ Special Issue 2 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2886-2889)
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    Methodology:A questionnaire based study
    Research Materials:Sleeping, Snoring

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Chronic Obstructive sleep apnea Sleeping Snoring Symptoms

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