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Would an underactive thyroid gland cause sleep spnea?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
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In brief: Partially

Sleep apnea comes from a closure of the airway, hypothyroid can cause weight gain which worsens the apnea.
Theoretically a large thyroid can press on the trachea as well.

In brief: Partially

Sleep apnea comes from a closure of the airway, hypothyroid can cause weight gain which worsens the apnea.
Theoretically a large thyroid can press on the trachea as well.
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