Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Dr. Nancy Reid, MHA, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA
Women remain undiagnosed for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) due to unrecognized symptoms, lack of female-focused screening tools, and diagnostic criteria lacking sensitivity. Hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause increase OSA prevalence. Early identification and treatment are needed to reduce the risk of severe comorbidities and adverse maternal outcomes.
Snyder T. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis in Females: A Missed Opportunity. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2021; 3(3).
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