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Does anyone know if there is a connection between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Agent Orange?

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Does anyone know if there is a connection between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Agent Orange?

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PAPA,

Sometimes it's not what you have, but how you claim it.

Anything can be service connected, if you have the supporting evidence and use the VA language.

The only questions that have to be answered is: is this "as least likely as not" a service connected injury/illness or is this "as least likely as not" secondary to an already service connected injury/illness?

What am I getting at here? So simple bro.

PTSD-for example can cause Sleep Apnea(OSA).

However, you need a sleep study, to rule out that it's not a genetic issue, that causes your type of OSA.

Assuming you're a Nam vet with "boots on the ground" time is, you go to your doctor and get a Sleep Study done at a sleep lab.

Tell the doctors you are a combat vet, you take all the following medication and if you're diagnosed with PTSD, tell them this as well-that alone will normally give the vet the nexus needed, if the doctors know what they're doing and have experience with PTSD.

Next, there are some meds, which can cause OSA, it's also a know fact that PTSD can cause OSA as well.

The only thing is, you'll need a medical nexus from a specialist to connect the dots for you.

It does not matter, if it's directly service connected or listed as secondary!!

Fact is getting it connected, treated, compensated and if your lucky, one day cured!

As to your original question: Does anyone know if there is a connection between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Agent Orange? The answer is yes and no.

There's no direct connection listed in the AO list that says OSA is a presumptive illness/disease for Nam vets.

However, there are other medical issues, that can/will and do connect the OSA to other issues listed in the AO list, that'll make OSA a secondary illness, to a service connected illness/injury.

Hope this helps.

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