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How can I alleviate sleep apnea?

Craig L. Schwimmer, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Weight loss, alcohol avoidance, controlling reflux (heartburn), and appropriate sleep positioning are the things that the patient can controll. Beyond that, your doctor can recommend treatment options ranging from devices (such as CPAP and oral appliances), to minimally invasive, office based treatments (such as the Pillar Procedure), all the way to aggressive surgical approaches.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
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