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Sleep Apnea & Hypertension
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Sleep Apnea & Hypertension
If my daughter has sleep apnea and gets treatment for it, could it cause her pulmonary hypertension to go away? Can the removal of tonsils make apnea go away? Can hypertension in small children ever stop over time as they grow? How long is too long to have hypertension go untreated? Can adnoids be removed? So much to learn.
Thanks, Mrs K.
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First, the most likely cause of sleep apnea is obesity so if that is the situation here then losing weight is the best treatment. Treating the apnea certainly helps to decrease the pressure in the lungs. As far as surgical options, that is better answered by an ENT surgeon.
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