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    Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Blocked Upper Airway

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Blocked Upper Airway

    Normal airway and a blocked upper airway (obstructive sleep apnea)

    Blocked or narrowed airways in your nose, mouth, or throat can cause sleep apnea. Your airway can become blocked when your throat muscles and tongue relax during sleep.

    By Healthwise Staff
    William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    David Messenger, MD
    Last Revised November 27, 2012

    Last Revised: November 27, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD

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