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I have very enlarged tonsils meeting in midline that cause sleep apnea. Will ignoring/not treating it be dangerous?

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Dr Robert Kwok
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In brief: Sometimes bad things

In an old Western movie, one guy might shoot another for annoyingly loud snoring.
In the real world, sleep apnea (OSA) causes daytime drowsiness and fatigue, so driving can kill someone. Nightly low blood oxygen can cause sudden death from heart arrhythmia. Heart artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, memory problems, morning headache, mood swings, depressed feelings, irritability...

In brief: Sometimes bad things

In an old Western movie, one guy might shoot another for annoyingly loud snoring.
In the real world, sleep apnea (OSA) causes daytime drowsiness and fatigue, so driving can kill someone. Nightly low blood oxygen can cause sudden death from heart arrhythmia. Heart artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, memory problems, morning headache, mood swings, depressed feelings, irritability...
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