GI tract findings common with obstructive sleep apnea, snoring | Reuters | RT for Decision Makers in Respiratory Care.

It is important to note that Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Gastric Reflux are so closely related that it is almost assumed that they both exists at the same time.

If you have a chronic, low grade cough that sounds like you are just lightly clearing your throat, that is a common sign of Gastric Reflux even IF you do not have associated heart burn with it.

This article suggests that all Sleep Apnea patients need to have a physical examination for Gastric Reflux.

Dr Lowrance

Dr Lowrance is a Family Practice Dentist in Corpus Christi, TX. He is also a board certified Clinical Nutritionist and regularly counsels his patients on good nutrition. He also treats TMJ and headache patients using neuromuscular principles and treats Sleep Apnea patients as well as snoring problems. He sees patients who are CPAP intolerant and want an alternative to the “machine”.
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