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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-6

The somnometabolic syndrome

1 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, Haryana, India
2 Department of Diabetology, Diabetes Obesity Thyroid Centre, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Endocrinology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Endocrinology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanjay Kalra
Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Kunjpura Road, Karnal - 132 001, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/bjem.bjem_8_22

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the various components of metabolic syndrome are closely interrelated. We propose the term somnometabolic syndrome to define the condition where OSA coexists with one or more components of metabolic syndrome. Such a definition reinforces the strong association between OSA and metabolic syndrome and will urge the clinician to screen and diagnose OSA in individuals with metabolic syndrome and vice versa. It is hoped that the usage of this new term will not only address the lacunae in screening and treatment of OSA in individuals with metabolic syndrome but will also foster collaboration and research among specialties managing OSA.

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