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Can you die during sleep from sleep apnea if you are on oxygen

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lack of oxygen: When you stop breathing (apnea) oxygen and carbon dioxide do not exchange in the lungs. Oxygen drops (hypoxia) and co2 increase (hypercapnia)... Class ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Stern
48 years experience Dentistry
No breaths=no oxygen: This is caused by the temporary stoppage/blocking of breathing which is found in sleep apnea. Longer stoppage/blocking of breathing means less oxygen ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
47 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is defined as stopping breathing for 10 seconds. During that time, the body is not getting any oxygen. In addition , there can be instance ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Back
6 years experience Internal Medicine
CPAP and PVCs: Hi Derrick, there is data that demonstrates that CPAP usage does decrease the number of PVCs, but this was only in patients diagnosed with heart failu ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
MGT: An inbox consultation can be booked online for review of the official report and findings. The sleep study typically will have a summary of the events ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Right on the brink: Typically, O2 sats while asleep in a healthy individual should be >90. If yours are typically hitting 90 or below then, I'd say you are right in th ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Suggestions: There are many causes of lower oxygen saturation during sleep. OSA is one of them. I would suggest noting down all of your symptoms, including daytime ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Sleep study...: There are many possible reasons for your oxygen saturation to be low during sleep. A sleep study would diagnose what is going on with your breathing d ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Nocturnal sudden death can occur as a result of sleep apnea. Fortunately it is not common, but this is a serious condition, so don't take it lightly. ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Possible, unlilkely: Sleep apnea can be viewed on line by googling it. Note that there is consriction of breathing that compromises the oxygen requirement of the automati ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Stern
23 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sleep apnea: It is not likely someone will die from sleep apnea alone. People that have comorbid conditions such as cardiovascular disease or morbid obesity may ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farrah Ahmad
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, and you should definitely use cpap. These apneas can long term cause cardiac changes.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saurabh Bajpai
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Constant high CO2: One of the reasons that a physician might avoid giving her o2 is that it may stop her breathing. Our main way to control breathing is through sensing ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Sleep study: you need to see a lung doctor for sleep study and pulmonery function test. they can evaluate you and treat you.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Sleep apnea: Stopping breathing while sleeping is almost invariably caused by sleep apnea. Other causes would be things like stroke or seizure (which could potenti ... Read More
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