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Can narcolepsy be prevented?

Because the exact causes of narcolepsy are unknown, there is nothing you can do to prevent it. Narcolepsy may have a genetic component. Seek treatment for your narcolepsy to try to prevent its symptoms from interfering with your life.

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How does narcolepsy affect the body?
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Narcolepsy can make you very tired during the day, and may cause you to fall asleep without warning ...
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Are there alternative treatments for narcolepsy?
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Behavioral changes may help treat some of your narcolepsy symptoms without medication. Avoid smoking...
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What kind of doctor should I see for my narcolepsy?
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If you suspect you have narcolepsy, you may want to make an appointment with your family physici...
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How common is narcolepsy?
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The rate of narcolepsy varies by region, even among developed nations. For instance, in the United S...
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