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Obesity & Sleep Apnea


Presented by Dr. Mekhala Chandra

Obesity is a significant risk factor for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) which synergistically increases CV risk. OSA is often undiagnosed and routine screenings of these patients in the clinic is recommended. Weight loss significantly reduces the severity of OSA and associated poor health outcomes. Obesity medicine practitioners and primary care providers aware of the systematic evaluative processes and general management of this condition can enhance early diagnosis and patient well-being.


Learning Objectives Include:
• Discover the biodynamic relationship between OSA and weight gain
• Examine the health consequences of weight gain in OSA
• Understand how to evaluate and manage OSA in overweight/obese patients

ABOUT THE SPEAKERDr. Mekhala Chandra is an Internal medicine board and Obesity medicine certified physician currently practicing in Sacramento, CA. She received her medical degree from BVP University, Pune in India and completed her residency from California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco in 2016. She also practices hospital-based medicine, works as a consultant, and is a frequent contributor to various media outlets. She has a deep interest in the identification and treatment of metabolic disease and how this condition contributes to increased morbidity and mortality.

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