INTRODUCTION: I aimed to investigate the presence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), body mass index (BMI), hypertension (HT), diabetes mellitus (DM), and obesity in patients with snoring complaints and to determine the relationships between them.
METHODS: I detected the people with HT and DM and Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) found by detecting apnea and hypopneas, BMI calculated in the light of age, height, and weight data of patients admitted to our hospital with snoring complaints between January 2019 and January 2021.
RESULTS: A total of 501 patients, 330 (65.9%) of the patients were male. One hundred and seventy-one (34.1%) were female. Thirty-nine of the patients (7.78%) simple snoring; 134 of them (26.75%) mild OSAS; 108 (21.56%) of them were determined as moderate OSAS and 220 (43.91%) of them were determined as severe OSAS. In the total study group, 98 (19.56%) HT and 170 (33.93%) DM patients were determined.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: No significant difference was found between AHI and age. As BMI increases, so does AHI, and this relationship was significant. The patients with severe OSAS have higher BMI. As BMI and AHI increase, the number of HT and DM patients also increases. In this study, no patients with weak BMI and snoring were found.