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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Risk factors for OSA include:

  • More common in males
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Large neck (>17 inches in men, >16 inches in women)
  • Family history
  • Upper airway or facial abnormalities

OSA is associated with these medical conditions, some of which can be life-threatening:

  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Hypertension
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
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