How is sleep-disordered breathing in women treated?

Updated: Jan 31, 2019
  • Author: Gila Hertz, PhD, ABSM; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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In the presence of SDB, nasal CPAP and/or an oral device should be offered, along with recommendations regarding weight management. Weight management also appears to be an important factor in the management of SDB in menopausal women.

HRT may be useful in the treatment of OSA in menopausal women. However, results from the Women's Health Initiative study have raised concerns about the safety of HRT.


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