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Is snoring related to obesity?

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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes but...: Not all snoring is caused by obesity and not all obese patients snore. If your or someone you know snores and is obese, often he/she can have obstructive sleep apnea (osa). These folks don't sleep well because their breathing is interrupted. Then, they fall asleep during the day. A sleep study is indicated, because a breathing machine at night can help lots. The pmd can write prescr for study.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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