Learning about Sleep Apnea

Obesity is one of the biggest risk factors of sleep apnea, says Dr. Rolando Molina, Otolaryngologist with Baptist Health South Florida. Obesity makes the body to have a lot of different types of obstructions, particularly in the neck and in the airway, he explains. Kids snore because of their anatomy, because they have small airways and small throats, but large tonsils. In adults, snore is more related with obesity. Sleep apnea occurs when the patient stops snoring, because he stops breathing.

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