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Suffering from sleep apnea and iron deficiency anemia.

Is there a condition similar to sleep apnea that resolves on its own over time? From what I've read, sleep apnea only worsens with age & weight gain. I seem to be getting better without treatment, so I assume I don't have sleep apnea & instead have something that presents itself in much the same way as sleep apnea. I recall constantly being tired when I was younger. I'd often wake up just as tired as I was when I went to bed the night before. I can't say that I wake up rested now, but I definitely haven't had as many nights when I wake up certain that I didn't sleep during the night. ...Is it possible that since I was still growing the apnea had more of an affect on me than it does now that I am an adult? _______________ If what I've read & been told is accurate, the body doesn't get enough oxygen if it is afflicted with iron deficiency anemia. Can the deprivation of oxygen due to sleep apnea & the poor supply of heathy red blood cells due to iron deficiency anemia cause any long-term effects that cannot be reversed or treated?
Tue, 28 Jul 2009
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hi can anyone give me advice ive got hbh thalaseamia my hemoglobin level is low like 11.2 some times reaching 12 would i have problems traveling by plane cause the oxygen on the plane decreases
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Yes, sleep apnea could be temporary condition. Iron deficiency anemia can aggravate the condition of Sleep apnoea, since the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood is already low.
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