Why You Should Avoid Surgery for Sleep Apnea

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By Molly Clifton

A group of doctors says people with sleep apnea should try to avoid surgery to correct the problem.

The American College of Physicians is releasing new recommendations that say patients should lose weight and use an air pressure device known as a c-pap for intial therapy.

Sleep apena collapses the airway and is often obesity related.

There are surgeries that can open the airway, but doctors say weight loss can reverse the problem and is a better option.



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