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Who can have sleep apnea?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: Anyone

Anyway can have sleep apnea.
Young/old, male/female, obese/underweight, healthy/multiple medical problems. There are a lot of risk factors you wouldn't think about including smoking, reflux and congenital deformities even when repaired (cleft palate).

In brief: Anyone

Anyway can have sleep apnea.
Young/old, male/female, obese/underweight, healthy/multiple medical problems. There are a lot of risk factors you wouldn't think about including smoking, reflux and congenital deformities even when repaired (cleft palate).
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Overweight

Generally sleep apnea happens in those who are significantly overweight.
Losing weight can cure the issue.

In brief: Overweight

Generally sleep apnea happens in those who are significantly overweight.
Losing weight can cure the issue.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Sleep apnea

Anybody, but most commonly overweight persons with short and wide neck and with narrow upper airway.
If you snore, are sleepy, have diabetes, high blood pressure, previous strokes, coronary artery disease or atrial fibrillation, you should be checked.

In brief: Sleep apnea

Anybody, but most commonly overweight persons with short and wide neck and with narrow upper airway.
If you snore, are sleepy, have diabetes, high blood pressure, previous strokes, coronary artery disease or atrial fibrillation, you should be checked.
Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
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