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Feminist Medicine by Dr. Lior Baruch

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Obstructive sleep apnea and sex hormones

          The connection between sex hormones and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is complex and two-directional. Obstructive sleep apnea is affected in several ways by female sex hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, and their male counterparts, such as testosterone. At the same time, lack of sleep, and sleep apnea specifically, affect the production and secretion of sex hormones.  Continue reading