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Old 01-14-2012, 03:38 AM   #14
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AM I AT RISK for SLEEP APNEA?

Am I at Risk for Sleep Apnea?

*Male gender
*Being overweight
*Being over the age of forty
*Having a large neck size (17 inches or greater in men and 16 inches or greater in women)
*Having large tonsils, a large tongue, or a small jaw bone
*Having a family history of sleep apnea
*Gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD
*Nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum, allergies, or sinus problems




What Are the Effects of Sleep Apnea?

If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a growing number of health problems including:

High blood pressure
Stroke
Heart failure, irregular heart beats, and heart attacks
Diabetes
Depression
Worsening of ADHD

In addition, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for poor performance in everyday activities, such as at work and school, motor vehicle crashes, as well as academic underachievement in children and adolescents.

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