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RLA wrote at 2014-06-19 17:13:18
Sorry but this explanation is a totally unsupported by what we currently understand in medical physiology.



Edema with sleep apnea has a very complex physiology involving the heart, the kidneys and the vasculature.  Decreased blood flow to the legs probably plays a very minor role (if any at all) in the development of leg edema with sleep apnea.


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