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Does snoring increase my risk of health problems?

Loud and excessive snoring, especially if a person is overweight or has high blood pressure, is often accompanied by sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition that is far more common than generally understood. People who suffer from sleep apnea may stop breathing for brief periods up to several hundred times per night. Sleep apnea raises a person's risk for heart attack and stroke.

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Whom should I consult if I'm suffering from snoring?
Craig L. Schwimmer, MDCraig L. Schwimmer, MD
Consult a physician experienced in treating snoring and sleep apnea at a snoring center near you.
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