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Is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) more common in women after menopause?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was once considered a male disease, but it is becoming much more common in women after menopause. This disorder can be severe with added health risks of heart disease and stroke. You should talk to your doctor about any sleep issues, so together you can treat this serious sleep disorder.
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