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Osa Secondary To?

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Does anyone have any information concerning claims that have been awarded that

show Obstructive Sleep Apnea being secondary to:

1. Hypertention

2. Agent Orange

3. Diabetes Type II


any of the above?

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Don't think I can help you, but if the hypertension was Pulmaonary hypertension, then that might be as a result of OSA. OSA could/might pose a threat with someone with hypertension, but I could only suggest you google OSA and Hypertension and you might get the information you need.

You would still need a Dr, more probably a specialist, both in Sleep Apnea and Cardiology to give you a diffinitive answer.

I read a study but it was so obscure that I doubt it would be of help, hinting that OSA could antaginise panic attacks, PTSD was mention, since those with it, tend to have panic attacks, but I would not rely on what I have read, Google OSA and PTSG together to see if you can find something.

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Doc - there is a lot of info on the internet about the association of htn, dmii and osa. However, at this time the majority of the medical community believes that osa is the cause of the other two vs the other two causing the osa.

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My pulmonologist(sp?) gave me a nexus letter for OSA in it he cited that my onset of hypertension in service, neck size, problems controlling my weight and the funky ecg I had at the time indicate that my OSA had an onset in-service 12 years prior to diagnosis.

The letter was included in my medical submissions for a hypertension claim (in service diagnosis) and we are at 253 days and counting no rating, no C&P physical. I suspect they don't want to touch it!

Best regards and good luck!


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