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Dr Julio Gomez: ‘There’s a huge underdiagnosed population with sleep apnea’

Ann Marie McQueenNovember 9, 20223 min
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The LiveHealthy Podcast
The LiveHealthy Podcast
Dr Julio Gomez: ‘There's a huge underdiagnosed population with sleep apnea’
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Dr Julio Gomez is a consultant pulmonologist and sleep respiratory medicine specialist at Fakeeh University Hospital. Every day he sees patients who have no idea that they are having periods where they stop breathing every night when they sleep, and that this is creating a cascade of health problems. We speak to him about how to recognize the signs and what can be done if sleep apnea is the culprit.

 

Highlights:

  • The signs of sleep apnea

  • People who are most prone to sleep apnea

  • When women are most likely to develop it

  • What medical conditions sleep apnea puts you at risk for

  • How sleep apnea is diagnosed

  • All the ways sleep apnea can interfere with your wellbeing

  • Can apps help?

  • The dreaded sleep apnea machine

 

Where you can find Dr Gomez:

Instagram: Fakeeh University Hospital