Sleep Apnea (cont.)
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Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea may include:
Your doctor will probably have you try lifestyle changes and CPAP first. Surgery might be a first choice only if the sleep apnea is caused by a blockage that is easily fixed.
You may need to be treated for other health problems before you are treated for sleep apnea. For example:
If your sleep apnea gets worse, talk to your doctor:
Treatment for children
Children have the same treatment options as adults. But surgery (removing tonsils or adenoids) typically is the first choice, because enlarged tonsils or adenoids cause most cases of sleep apnea in children. If surgery isn't possible or doesn't work, children are treated using CPAP.
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