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Can sleep apnea become a chronic condition?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

By definition sleep apnea is a chronic medical condition.
The only mechanism by which it "goes away" is with CPAP (used nightly), surgery, (mouth guard used nightly) and/or weight loss.

In brief: Yes

By definition sleep apnea is a chronic medical condition.
The only mechanism by which it "goes away" is with CPAP (used nightly), surgery, (mouth guard used nightly) and/or weight loss.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: OSA

It is actually a chronic condition, and dangerous too.

In brief: OSA

It is actually a chronic condition, and dangerous too.
Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Sleep apnea is a chronic medical condition.
It is treatable and in some cases can be cured. If the sleep apnea is related to obesity, then significant weight loss can lead to a cure. For those with a very mild degree, ENT surgery and be curative. The majority of patients require PAP therapy.

In brief: Yes

Sleep apnea is a chronic medical condition.
It is treatable and in some cases can be cured. If the sleep apnea is related to obesity, then significant weight loss can lead to a cure. For those with a very mild degree, ENT surgery and be curative. The majority of patients require PAP therapy.
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that worsens over time due to changes in the soft palate as well as the throat.

In brief: Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that worsens over time due to changes in the soft palate as well as the throat.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dr. Mark Birnbach
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