Can losing weight alone cure sleep apnea?

I’ve been told told that losing weight will help with sleep apnea. Will losing weight alone be able to completely cure sleep apnea?  

Thanks for the D2D,

Losing weight will help to control sleep apnea if the patient is overweight. As it is a lifestyle and dietary change, the patient should always use it first line and it is also good for general health. It cannot completely cure sleep apnea if there are other causes of sleep apnea.

Bariatric surgery for some severely obese patients may be helpful if they have been carefully evaluated before surgery.


Dr Lynne Lim
MBBS, FAMS

Lynne Lim Ear Nose Throat & Hearing Centre

Lynne Lim Ear Nose Throat & Hearing Centre (Child & Adult)

#17-07, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,

3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228510


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