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My mom gets obstructive sleep apnea, so am I likely to get it later?

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

This condition tends to occur in about 1/3 of family members.
However it is related to being overweight, alcohol intake and certain physical characteristics of your upper airways. So if you resemble your mom, this would add to the possibility.

In brief: Maybe

This condition tends to occur in about 1/3 of family members.
However it is related to being overweight, alcohol intake and certain physical characteristics of your upper airways. So if you resemble your mom, this would add to the possibility.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not genetic but...

...But obesity is a major risk factor. That's what you need to avoid.

In brief: Not genetic but...

...But obesity is a major risk factor. That's what you need to avoid.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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In brief: Not necessarily

You may not necessarily be predisposed to getting sleep apnea, but you should use prevention to hopefully avoid it.
Exercise, eat well, keep your weight down and maintain dr. visits

In brief: Not necessarily

You may not necessarily be predisposed to getting sleep apnea, but you should use prevention to hopefully avoid it.
Exercise, eat well, keep your weight down and maintain dr. visits
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Evidence shows that there is a genetic component and upon watching my father succumb to it and now wearing a CPAP routinely with a brother in the same boat, I have to lend some credibility to the position
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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