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My husband was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 2 years ago

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My husband was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 2 years ago but doc said if he loses weight around neck area he can get rid of machine. Is this possible
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
His height and weight?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
He is 5' 8 weighs 210...when he was 180 or so he never even snored
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Well, if he can lose about 20 pounds his doctor is correct about the possibility of coming off the machine. This isn't really just losing girth around the neck but less fat in the soft palate and pharynx may shrink the tissue. Here's a link for you
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