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Does obstructive sleep apnea usually cause many symptoms?

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Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

The number one daytime symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is sleepiness.
Turns out that only about 20% of osa patients complain of sleepiness. Thus, the majoriy of osa patients may not subjectively perceive daytime symptoms. Overall, osa may be a sneaky creature which makes it imperative to actively seek for symptoms/predisposing factors.

In brief: Not necessarily

The number one daytime symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is sleepiness.
Turns out that only about 20% of osa patients complain of sleepiness. Thus, the majoriy of osa patients may not subjectively perceive daytime symptoms. Overall, osa may be a sneaky creature which makes it imperative to actively seek for symptoms/predisposing factors.
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
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Dr. Brian Dorfman
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Besides the daytime somnolence and lethargy, osa has been shown to increase risk of hypertension, stroke, and other cardiovasular disease.
These issues in turn casue severe symptoms. These issues are detrimental to overall health and decrease lifespan.

In brief: Yes

Besides the daytime somnolence and lethargy, osa has been shown to increase risk of hypertension, stroke, and other cardiovasular disease.
These issues in turn casue severe symptoms. These issues are detrimental to overall health and decrease lifespan.
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Dr. Brian Dorfman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Yes. A list here: http://www.
mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleep-apnea/basics/symptoms/con-20020286

In brief: Yes

Yes. A list here: http://www.
mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleep-apnea/basics/symptoms/con-20020286
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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