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Am sure i don't have sleep apnea. Am not overweight. Father.Mother.Brother also snore. . I have large tonsils could it be the reason. Treatments?

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Dr. Lance Timmerman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: Need to be tested

Without a study, you can't know.
Tonsils can obstruct airflow, and if blocked long enough, that is the definition of obstructive sleep apnea. Tonsil removal may be all you need, but you need an exam. Tonsils may only be part of the problem. Often it is not enough. Apnea is common in skinny people.

In brief: Need to be tested

Without a study, you can't know.
Tonsils can obstruct airflow, and if blocked long enough, that is the definition of obstructive sleep apnea. Tonsil removal may be all you need, but you need an exam. Tonsils may only be part of the problem. Often it is not enough. Apnea is common in skinny people.
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Dr. Lance Timmerman
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Dr. David May
Dentistry

In brief: Maybe

It is possible, but impossible to tell without a sleep study first.
See a sleep physician.

In brief: Maybe

It is possible, but impossible to tell without a sleep study first.
See a sleep physician.
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