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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes medicare covers: OSA is a recognized medical condtion. You do need a formal sleep study documenting osa. Once it is formally diagnosed medicare will cover a cpap machi ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes. Start with evaluation with a board certified sleep doc. You will be set up for sleep studies. Once condition is documented, Medicare with cover a ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several: Weight loss if bmi over 30, jaw advancement device, or surgery. Nasal surgery rarely curative. Need to have full airway evaluation by ENT to see wha ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
OSA Treatment: Obstructive sleep apnea treatment options include: weight loss, nasal decongestant, positional therapy, CPAP (breathing mask), oral appliance therapy ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Alternatives: CPAP works well for many patients. Alternatives included weight loss, mandibular advancement devices (MAD), surgical procedures: nasal, throat, jaw. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Weekly: at a minimum. Check with manufacturer for exact cleaning instructions.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies: Varies with machine. Follow instructions that came with device.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
YES!: Proper treatment of sleep apnea may cause weight loss in obese/overweight patients. To put it another way, patients with sleep apnea gain weight if no ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes but not best: I would recommend distilled only. The machine will last much longer, and it will be healthier for you as well.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
44 years experience Sleep Medicine
CPAP pillow: Side sleepers may want to try special CPAP pillows that are cut out to accommodate masks and prevent them from getting dislodged. Back sleepers can u ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Small doses: I instruct resistant patients to try to use it during there tv show. This way, they are distracted and hopefully getting used to the machine. This see ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It can: This may be related to hyper-inflation of the lungs. The pressure setting on the CPAP machine should be checked or verified.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
No need: If you use a new version of the CPAP machine, you likely have a heated humidifier integrated into the device. Humidification adds moisture to the CPA ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
37 years experience Dentistry
Keep trying: CPAP is the gold standard treatment for osa, and it works very well. Try it, and hang in there...You can get used to it over time. If you just canno ... Read More
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