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what is the cause of possible sleep apnea?

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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See answer: Being overweight is a rsik factor, genetics plays a role, large tonsils and or uvula will increase risk for osa.
Answered on Apr 24, 2014
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Dr. Navdeep Virk
19 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: There are a lot of reasons for sleep apnea starting from birth allergies, to ill formed nasal passages, high vaulted palates, ill formed dental arches, nasal patency , enlarged tongue , high bmi to name a few and these are for obstructive apnea of corse it could be central and that is a different ball game.
Answered on Jul 5, 2013
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