Obstructive sleep apnoea & fatty liver disease | Dr Jonathan Hazlehurst

September 7, 2019 - Fatty Liver

Dr Hazlehurst presents study on the nature of the link between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and fatty liver illness.

Obstructive rest apnoea (or apnea) is characterised by top air passage obstruction during rest resulting in periodic hypoxia. Obstructive rest apnoea is widely known to be linked with a boosted danger of cardiovascular disease, however is additionally gotten in touch with various other conditions consisting of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Dr Hazlehurst’s job checks out the devices whereby the liver metabolises fat to locate out more regarding the connection between obstructive sleep apnoea and also fatty liver illness. His experiments show that obstructive sleep apnoea is connected with activation of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis but incongruity of the glucocorticoid receptor is not likely to stop the associated metabolic condition.

Dr Jonathan Hazlehurst is an Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

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