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Can a deviated septum cause sleep apnea

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: In sleep apnea, the obstruction blocking airflow is further down the throat.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Genetics: So long as you haven't broken your nose the most likely cause is genes. i.e. you were born that way. This could be a part of the cause of the sympto ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
35 years experience Family Medicine
Nasal swelling: What you describe could interfere with your sleep. I doubt it would cause sleep apnea. You may want to see an ENT for further evaluation
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible: Possible. More commonly, daytime sleepiness. Any OSA symptoms would be expected to improve with CPAP.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Collins
23 years experience Prosthodontics
Nasal & sleep apnea: Deviated septums can cause breathing problems. The sleep apnea needs to be diagnosed by a sleep test. Sleep apnea is caused by obstructions or nerolog ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If you have significant hypertrophy of the adenoids and it can be demonstrated to occlude your nasal airway then adenoidectomy will help.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Suggestions: Have you tried an inhaled nasal steroid for the rhinitis? Your dentist can make you a mouth guard that may help with your snoring. There are also surg ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Improving : Improving chronic nasal obstruction can help with sleep apnea, though there's often more going on in the airway to cause blockage than the septum. No ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Akintan
27 years experience Family Medicine
See a specialist: Your snoring could be from any or all of the conditions you mentioned. See a ear/nose/throat dr. To know for sure.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would suggest having a sleep test with CPAP and BiPAP to determine the severity of your sleep apnea. Usually when tonsils are removed, there is clin ... Read More
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