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timmy11

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Why does Testosterone Therapy Cause / Worsen Sleep Apnea?
« on: April 04, 2015, 09:58:13 pm »
I have read that TRT can cause or worsen sleep apnea. How and why does this happen? Just curious!
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Re: Why does Testosterone Therapy Cause / Worsen Sleep Apnea?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 11:36:58 pm »
I have read that TRT can cause or worsen sleep apnea. How and why does this happen? Just curious!

Yes, this is a reported side effect and I noticed that when I went on cypionate I got a little of this.  Of course, it's hard to know if it was from aging or what.

Anyway, I think it is because DHT can alter the throat and vocal cords a bit, but I have never seen any research on that - just my theory.  And I would add that this is not even often a side effect listed by the T manufacturers, so there's not a lot of discussion out there.  In fact, I remember talking to my clinic about it and they said that it should help apnea, not hurt it.  I thought that was an odd statement but just let it go...
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Re: Why does Testosterone Therapy Cause / Worsen Sleep Apnea?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2015, 12:46:05 am »
Water retention making the throat slightly more narrow?

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Re: Why does Testosterone Therapy Cause / Worsen Sleep Apnea?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2015, 01:19:15 am »
Water retention making the throat slightly more narrow?

good thought!

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Re: Why does Testosterone Therapy Cause / Worsen Sleep Apnea?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2015, 01:23:19 am »
Hormones can affect where fat ends up, perhaps T increases the risk of fat ending up around the throat?

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Re: Why does Testosterone Therapy Cause / Worsen Sleep Apnea?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2015, 05:15:31 am »
I know that some bodybuilders get sleep apnea even though they are young simply from the muscle around the neck.  That must be my problem.   ;D
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Re: Why does Testosterone Therapy Cause / Worsen Sleep Apnea?
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