Snoring And Sleep Apnea:Is it Hereditary?
(Patient who is a familial snorer is being treated by surgery in Jubilee Hospital Trivandrum Kerala India. All his immediate family members are loud snorers. His father probably died of complications from OSA, ie, high BP,heart failure and stroke at the age of 40.)
Snoring can be hereditary issue that is a result of narrow breathing airways. In some of those cases, surgery might be the only option. However, in most cases, snoring is triggered by environmental causes such as smoking, drinking and obesity. In many cases there is genetic predisposition to snoring.These people have inherited a narrowed throat passage way.
Snoring is often blamed on being overweight, but these patients are often very slim and normal BMI.Hereditary snoring starts at a very young age may not be as dangerous as when it starts in older people. Since our bodies and habits change with age, it is very important to be more aware of any health issues that may arise or worsen with age.