Snoring is a loud breathing sound that occurs during sleep. It can increase the risk for diabetes, obesity, hypertension, stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular problems. Possible causes include:
Snoring is often associated with a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. If snoring is accompanied by any of the following symptoms, the patient may need to be evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea:
Snoring is easy to diagnose, though the underlying cause may require additional testing by a Deborah physician.
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