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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.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer David Messenger, MD

    Current as ofAugust 21, 2015

    Current as of: August 21, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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