Red flag symptoms of OSA

Other symptoms that may indicate OSA may be secondary to a more sinister condition such as a cancerous tumour, include:

  • Unilateral nasal bleeding 
  • Change in voice character 
  • Severe nasal obstruction 
  • Unexplained hoarseness 
  • Dysphagia 
  • Rapid onset of OSA symptoms in the absence of marked weight gain

Should a patient report any of these symptoms, with or without the typical symptoms of OSAHS, they should be referred for urgent ear, nose and throat (ENT) assessment.

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