Obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea. This risk increases with weight, with recent studies finding that 70% of patients who are morbidly obese suffer from this particular sleeping disorder.
If you are overweight and suffering from sleep apnea, Dr. Scott LeSueur and Dr. Charles Dodaro can help, but not without your active participation. Sleep apnea treatments have shown to be very effective at keeping airways open while sleeping, but obesity can interfere with long-term success. Adopting a healthy and well-balanced diet, getting at least two hours of moderate exercise every week and at least 30 minutes of mild to moderate exercise every day will be essential for weight loss and lasting treatment success. We would be happy to discuss this with you in greater detail and to provide support and suggestions during your sleep apnea treatment consultation at our office.
If you live in or around Mesa and are struggling with obesity and sleep apnea, please contact Scott T. LeSueur, DDS and Charles A. Dodaro, DDS online or by calling (480) 834-6991 to schedule a consultation with one of our LVI trained dentists.