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Can weight loss lead to sleep apnea rating decrease?


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Not to mention potentially deadly. I fell asleep last night without my mask on and my acid reflux woke me up choking- in part because my CPAP helps control that as a side effect of forcing my airway o

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Theoretically, yes but I've only heard of people saying " I let a lot of weight so im off my CPAP" and that was in fitness magazines, so....

 

It might, just based on one of the causes of OSA, but there are other things that can contribute to OSA specifically. I know thin people on cpaps. 

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"If" your OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) "actually improved under ordinary conditions of life", and it was "sustained improvement", then, yes, it could result in a reduction.  

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VA can schedule "future exams" for any condition.  

However, they are not supposed to schedule (re exams, for purposes of reduction) If you are over 55 or P and T, "under ordinary circumstances".  

What I have seen is that you normally order masks for a cpap at least once a year if you are using it.  If you dont use it, no.  

Its likely gonna be a red flag if you stop using the cpap masks and or stop seeking treatment for OSA.  

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Not to mention potentially deadly. I fell asleep last night without my mask on and my acid reflux woke me up choking- in part because my CPAP helps control that as a side effect of forcing my airway open. 

 

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