Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Risk Factors

  • Obesity
  • Male
  • Age > 50
  • Anatomically narrowed airway
  • 25-30% w/osa have nl BMI

Symptoms

  • Snoring
  • Observed apnea
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Car accidents
  • Poorly rested in AM,
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Morning head ache

Physical Exam Findings

  • BMI > 30
  • OSA risk increased w/neck circumference >17in men, 16in women
  • Osa risk increased if cant see back of throat

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