Doctor Q&A for Dr. Brent Peters

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Peters
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Consider a sleep aid: Prednisone is notorious for causing insomnia. If you're not already taking in the morning consider doing so. This may be dose related so waiting it ou... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Peters
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Not likely: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and encompasses the diseases of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Typically when listening with ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Peters
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Sleep medicine doc: There are physicians who are board-certified in sleep medicine. As part of that qualification they must be very knowledgeable and insomnia as well as ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Peters
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Consider evaluation: The key to treating insomnia is finding the underlying cause. Some patients have insomnia because they are born with it but most patients have insomni... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Brent Peters
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Wonderful if true: This would be a wonderful thing if this was possible. Diabetes is a dysregulation of insulin and blood sugar. Type one diabetes often results from dec... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Peters
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Airway vibrations: Snoring is caused by vibrations of the upper airway tissues in the back of the nose and throat. Simple snoring occurs in absence of sleep apnea. Scree... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Peters
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Multiple options: Treatment for sleep apnea can depend on the severity. The best long term treatment is weight loss if you carry too much weight. For mild to moderate s... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Peters
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Unlikely: Narcolepsy is a very rare condition. The most likely reason to fall asleep is lack of sleep or possibly in your case boredom. Narcolepsy can present w... Read More
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