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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: There are treatments for sleep apnea.. The first step is to have an overnight sleep study and be diagnosed. Then you can discuss the treatment options ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Apnea: Hello. The diagnosis of apnea (a temporary stoppage of respiration or breathing) depends on the cause. Central means that the brain isn't sending the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Central: Centrally mediated (CNS) lack of breathing stimulation. As opposed to obstructive (airway blockage) of air movement. Sleep apnea can be central, obstr ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Stern
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Central apnea: Central apnea is from dysfunction of the systems that control your respiratory drive. It is seen in patients with cardiovascular disease like heart f ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
26 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: You may need both or either one depending on how one may benefit you over the other. CPAP can still help central apnea but a bit more tricky. You shou ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
OSA. : The effect of overnight CPAP for the treatment of sleep apnea is almost immediate. Patients typically feel notably better upon awakening the first mor ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: I would say likely It could be some type of electorlyte problems though.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not cervical spine: Central sleep apnea is caused by brain control center and is rare although possible. Obstructive sleep apnea is more common and is related to obesity. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: It is more likely to be obstructive sleep apnea. It may be the position of your head causing airway obstruction.
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Brenneman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Can't answer: You need to talk to your doctor. Your child may be at high risk for aspiration (inhalation of stomach juices) which can cause lung problems. But, on ... Read More
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