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Sleep Apnea

  • Study Shows that Tonsillectomy for Kids’ Sleep Apnea Risks Weight Gain

    Though most people imagine older males who are overweight, perhaps even obese when the subject of obstructive sleep apnea is raised, the truth is that sleep apnea can occur in either males or females, young people or old, slim or obese. In fact, sleep apnea is commonly seen in children. But one of the biggest differences between sleep apnea in kids and sleep apnea in adults is that where the adult version of this serious condition generally arises from health issues that can raise a variety of concerns, in children obstructive sleep apnea is often the result of swollen tonsils and adenoids. Continue reading

  • Hearing and Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea has long been associated with a number of serious medical conditions, including obesity, diabetes, risk of stroke and cardiovascular problems, but scientists from Albany Medical Center have recently added another side effect to the long list of health concerns: hearing loss.

    According to the results of a recent study, the estimated 18 million Americans who are suffering from sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that involves the sufferer stopping their breathing repeatedly throughout the night, may also be suffering hearing loss at both the low registers and high registers.  Continue reading

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