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Sleep Apnea Not Relieved by Bariatric Surgery

Fibro Daily October 11, 2012

Obese people are more likely to suffer from sleep apnea. While bariatric surgery helps them lose weight, it is not effective in improving obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

The floppiness/heaviness around an obese person’s neck is more likely to trigger OSA because it obstructs the upper airway.

It also linked to a higher risk of cancer and other dangerous medical issues. Sleep apnea is common among fibromyalgia patients, as is weight gain.

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Bariatric Surgery Does Not Resolve Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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