How is obstructive sleep apnea treated?
In milder cases of obstructive sleep apnea, lifestyles changes including losing weight, cutting down on alcohol or quitting smoking may help. In more severe cases, there are other treatment options such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which provides air into your airways through a mask, or oral appliances that open the throat. If these treatments do not work, surgery options are available. These include tissue removal, jaw repositioning, implants and the formation of a new air passageway.
Author: Bow Tauro
First answered: 22 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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