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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) - How to prevent?

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) - Causes and Risk Factors

What are the risk factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?

  • Obesity (However, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) may also occur in non-obese patients, especially in Asians)
  • Male gender (For women, the risk is increased after menopause)
  • Smoking
  • A narrowed upper airway
  • A family history of sleep apnoea

Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea are more common in males - Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) Conditions and Treatments

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) - Preparing for surgery

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) - Post-surgery care

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) - Other Information

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