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Anyone cured and not using the CPAP anymore?
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One member's wife did get "cured" for a few years. She had stomach surgery (stapling or whatever it is called) and lost a bunch of weight. Her AHI reduced to the point she could go without her CPAP. But after a few years, it "returned" and she had to start using the CPAP again. It was on a MUCH lower pressure which made it more manageable for her.

I don't think weight loss cures sleep apnea but, rather, puts it into a kind of remission for a while. There is more to the airway collapsing than just excess neck fat.
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For the most part, chances of being 'cured' are zero. My sister was on a cpap until not long after having nose surgery. Her doctor told her ahead of time not to expect to get off the cpap. She was one of the few fortunates and no longer needs a cpap. Some people have lost weight and no longer needed a cpap, but this just isn't all that common for persons over 30. I lost weight and suddenly needed a cpap although I have other health complications. My Dad certainly had apnea before his heart attack based on his snoring level (not gasps for breath though). No symptoms at all afterwards.
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Hi joeatmanila,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I wish you much success as you continue your CPAP therapy.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.
trish6hundred
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