Are You a Covid 15, 30, or 50?

For many of you who are struggling with your weight, the pandemic is wreaking havoc with your health. It’s not uncommon to hear that some people have gained, 15, 30, or even 50 pounds.

Dr. Park explains why this may be a matter of life and death for you.

APA Stress in America Poll 

Longitudinal Study of Moderate Weight Change and Sleep-Disordered Breathing

CPAP and weight gain meta-analysis study

Are you still struggling with your sleep?

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3 thoughts on “Are You a Covid 15, 30, or 50?

  1. Hi Dr. Park, l am so delighted wit you and your work ! My Cardiologist was the first to tell me there are issues with CPAP use, my ENT said the nose lining is affected. l don’t know what to do, l have fear of having anything on my face ( old PTSD) and many nights l pull of my mask in my sleep. . l was a few lb over weight in the beginning of Covid 19, we joked about gaining Covid 15. But then, l tried trazadone and gained 12 in a week, darn, it is hard to lose it because food has become my comfort as a single senior, l found it is possible to gain weight eating GOOD food, and like many others l get my comfort and love from that small piece of chocolate l reward myself when l have done a good water physio workout. My feet are gnarly and deformed so extra weight is not good, especially for me.

  2. Ms. Ward,

    Sorry to hear. It sounds like you need to look at other options for treating your sleep apnea besides CPAP. One thing to consider with CPAP is that if you gain significant weight, the pressure is too low and it won’t work as well to treat your OSA. It’s one of the drawbacks of CPAP. It’s the same if you lose weight.