4 Responses

  1. aadeyiga at |

    I enjoyed reading your post and thought you made some valuable points. Obesity can affect every aspect of one’s health by causing health problems like Obstructive sleep apnea and other respiratory issues. This is why it is important to educate the obese patient about complications that are associated with obesity like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes Mellitus. That is why we need to teach our community about healthy eating habits and exercise.

  2. alfriskel at |

    Great subject and poster! This is something I encounter everyday in the recovery room. OSA is a big deal and every patient having surgery at my facility has to be screened with a questionnaire for OSA called STOP-BANG. If there score is 5 or above they are instructed to follow up with their physician and require additional instructions about their discharge. If a patient has a BMI over a certain number and OSA, they do not meet criteria to have surgery at the facility I work at and will have to have surgery at a facility with a higher level of care because it increases their risk factors for complications. Not to mention undiagnosed OSA and CPAP non-compliance. Obesity cannot be tackled overnight, but teaching important of patient compliance for OSA is essential for the future of their health.

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