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Can I die from obstructive sleep apnea if I ignore it?

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If totally ignored it can be a cause of death.
However, that is extremely unlikely as it is usually slowly progressive and usually forces one to see a doctor because the symptoms are so miserable.

In brief: Yes

If totally ignored it can be a cause of death.
However, that is extremely unlikely as it is usually slowly progressive and usually forces one to see a doctor because the symptoms are so miserable.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sleep apnea can slowly cause death.
Usually there are other health issues that are associated with sleep apnea, like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

In brief: Yes

Sleep apnea can slowly cause death.
Usually there are other health issues that are associated with sleep apnea, like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Seema Khosla
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are so many options now to treat osa, please don't ignore this.
If you are worried about cpap, talk to your doctor about other ways of treating sleep apnea.

In brief: Yes

There are so many options now to treat osa, please don't ignore this.
If you are worried about cpap, talk to your doctor about other ways of treating sleep apnea.
Dr. Seema Khosla
Dr. Seema Khosla
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Yes. Evaluation and treatment is important with OSA.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Evaluation and treatment is important with OSA.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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