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    sleep apnea can you get rid of it?
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    sleepman posted:
    Hello all I'm a 5"10 male age 33. I'm trying to join the military. However they will not let you in if you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I was diagnosed once already about 6 months ago. I was told I would need a cpap machine. I am going for another study the 1st week of April. And I expect the same results. I wake up choking. I snore really loud. I'm wondering if its possible to lose weight and get rid of sleep apnea? When I was younger I didn't have it. I think it is mainly do to all the weight I have gained over the years. I am working out now and hoping to be lose at least 100 pounds total. So I should be about 160-180 before joining the military. As long as I can get rid of this sleep apnea. Please anyone that could help, please do. Thanks all for reading and your time! Sincewrely Tom
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    atti_editor responded:
    Hi Tom,

    Here is an article that I found from Harvard Health Publications that addresses the importance of weight loss and sleep apnea. It says that losing 10% of body weight can have a big effect on symptoms, and that in some cases, losing large amounts of body weight can cure the condition. Here are some other at-home treatments that you might incorporate into your routine as well. You might talk with your doctor or sleep specialist about the likelihood that losing weight will help to stop your sleep apnea symptoms.

    Best wishes,
    Atti


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