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Sleep Apnea

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Can you get the disorder call "sleep apnea" as a secondary service connection? If yes, what would be your primary service connected disability?

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There's a good deal of evidence that sleep apnea is possible w/PTSD and also w/Type II diabetes. I don't wish any of them on anyone. jmo

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you can obtain sleep apnea as a secondary condition, however you will need a doc to state the service connected disability it is secondary to, and the most important part, the doc will have to explain why it is secondary and a medical rationale on how they came to that conclusion.

I have seen SA secondary to PTSD, pulmonary conditions and one claim of fibromyalgia.

again, it will be dependent upon the IMO from your doc.

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What about depression? My depression is rated 100%, maybe depression can cause sleep apnea. I've been dx with sleep apnea and is about to get my cppap machine and mask.

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What about depression? My depression is rated 100%, maybe depression can cause sleep apnea. I've been dx with sleep apnea and is about to get my cppap machine and mask.

SA as secondary to any SC'd condition, will be dependent on what your doctor

opines on and if it is supported with their full medical rationale.

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depression is a part of PTSD, but what Carlie stated, depends on your doctor and his/her rationale/etiology...

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