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Will sleep apnea go away on its own?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 5 ways to treat

Sleep apnea can go away in the following ways: 1) lose weight--even 20 pounds can make snoring and sleep apnea much better, 2) see a specialist and use a CPAP machine, 3) manage allergies with appropriate meds, 4) avoid late night alcohol which aggravates, 5) see a dentist for a mouth device which protrudes the jaw during sleep.

In brief: 5 ways to treat

Sleep apnea can go away in the following ways: 1) lose weight--even 20 pounds can make snoring and sleep apnea much better, 2) see a specialist and use a CPAP machine, 3) manage allergies with appropriate meds, 4) avoid late night alcohol which aggravates, 5) see a dentist for a mouth device which protrudes the jaw during sleep.
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Dr. Patrick Melder
Surgery in the right patient is effective.
Dr. Navdeep Virk
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Nope

Depending on the cause of it behavioural changes and life style changes at least need to be made , but without knowing the cause it is difficult to say.
If you are worried about CPAP there are other alternatives like oral appliances.

In brief: Nope

Depending on the cause of it behavioural changes and life style changes at least need to be made , but without knowing the cause it is difficult to say.
If you are worried about CPAP there are other alternatives like oral appliances.
Dr. Navdeep Virk
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Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Not on its own

Unfortunately, it is a chronic disease.
However, if you lose weight, there is a good chance it will lessen or resolve. Oral appliances and CPAP will treat sleep apnea but do not cure it. Surgery often improves sleep apnea but most will have some residual milder sleep apnea. Best advice, think of it like hypertension and diabetes, control it so that it doesn't control you.

In brief: Not on its own

Unfortunately, it is a chronic disease.
However, if you lose weight, there is a good chance it will lessen or resolve. Oral appliances and CPAP will treat sleep apnea but do not cure it. Surgery often improves sleep apnea but most will have some residual milder sleep apnea. Best advice, think of it like hypertension and diabetes, control it so that it doesn't control you.
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