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Ask the Experts: Sleep Apnea; Bruising; Thyroid Conditions

Q. I need to have an operation, but I suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Is it safe for me to have a general anesthetic?
A. Patients who have sleep apnea have a higher risk of post-operative respiratory complications after receiving a general anesthetic, so your concern is well-founded. OSA occurs when

Ask the Doctor: Thyroid Disease

Q. What’s the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism? Who is at risk for these conditions?

A. Both conditions, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, refer to the amount of hormone excreted by the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a part of the endocrine system. This gland, located in the neck, regulates the body’s metabolism.

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