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Israeli study: To save lives, doctors should ask post-menopausal woman if they snore

Medical professionals around the world could save lives and reduce illness by taking more interest in snoring among their post-menopausal female patients, Israeli researchers said.

There is a massive phenomenon of undetected apnea among women, according to a peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Clinical . It’s most common among post-menopausal women, induced by hormonal changes.

According to Prof. Ilana Eli of , who led the research, it happens because women are reticent to tell doctors they snore. They feel it’s not feminine, but they are endangering their health by doing so, as snoring is a risk factor for sleep apnea, she said.

And given that sleep apnea can be a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts, causing illness and in some cases death, this is worrying, she stressed. Sleep apnea can lead to adverse medical conditions, such as cardiovascular events, hypertension,

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