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To save lives, doctors should ask post-menopausal women if they snore
Updated: May 27, 2022
Doctors often don’t ask about snoring, and patients are embarrassed to raise issue, meaning many miss getting a diagnosis of sleep apnea, which can lead to illness and even death
Medical professionals around the world could save lives and reduce illness by taking more interest in snoring among their post-menopausal female patients, Israeli researchers said.
There is a massive phenomenon of undetected sleep apnea among women, according to a peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. It’s most common among post-menopausal women, induced by hormonal changes.