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El objetivo del tratamiento para apnea del sueño es reducir la frecuencia o eliminar completamente los episodios de interrupción de la respiración.

El tratamiento podría involucrar lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Cirugía
Otros tratamientos

Aunque numerosos medicamentos se han investigado para su uso en el tratamiento del apnea del sueño, aún ninguno ha probado reducir considerablemente los episodios de apnea.

Referencias:

American Sleep Apnea Association website. Disponible en: http://www.sleepapnea.org/ .

Cecil Textbook of Medicine. 21st ed. WB Saunders Company; 2000.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Disponible en: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ .

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Disponible en: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/ .



Last reviewed octubre 2012 by Rimas Lukas, MD

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