Risk Factors for Sleep apnea
List of Risk Factors for Sleep apnea
The list of risk factors mentioned for Sleep apnea in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
People most likely to have or develop sleep apnea include
those who snore loudly and also are overweight, or have high blood
pressure, or have some physical abnormality in the nose, throat, or other
parts of the upper airway. Sleep apnea seems to run in some families,
suggesting a possible genetic basis. . Sleep apnea also can occur in obese
people when an excess amount of tissue in the airway causes it to be
narrowed. (Source: excerpt from Sleep Apnea: NWHIC)
Risks factors for Sleep apnea: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
are relevant to risk factors for Sleep apnea:
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Sleep apnea are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Sleep apnea
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Sleep apnea.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Sleep apnea.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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