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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 ofMay 23, 2016

    Current as of: May 23, 2016

    Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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