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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypoxia: Have you had a sleep study? Has true nocturnal hypoxia been documented? What was your oxygen saturation if it was checked? Hypoventilation during slee ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
30 years experience Sleep Medicine
Low oxygen at night: Many causes like sleep apnea, copd, emphysema, heart disease etc. Can cause nocturnal hypoxemia or low level of oxygen at night. It is important med ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
47 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Sleep apnea: It means that the body isn't getting the proper amount of oxygen while sleeping. Another name for this is sleep apnea. It is imperative that a physici ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
39 years experience Dentistry
Overlap: Nocturnal hypoxia is a drop in oxygen in the blood when sleeping. It's associated with sleep apnea, but also with hypoxic chronic bronchitis pulmonary ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
Similar: Sleep apnea is caused by a malfunction in the brain (central sleep apnea) or by blockage of the airway (by the tongue, tonsils, soft palate, or throat ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience Internal Medicine
2 different condtion: sleep apnea is when there is a cessation of airflow with sleep and breathing. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea when the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sleep apnea: CPAP is the first line treatment and the most acceptable thing to try a first. There are many options for face masks and even nosal capp apparatuses t ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on cause...: Most often, this is related to obstructive sleep apnea. This is when your airway becomes "floppy" while sleeping. The airway closes and no air can p ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Low oxygen shows there is a problem and your brain cells and heart cells are at risk. A sleep study is certainly useful to fix the problem. Check with ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
First find The Cause: Before a treatment is offered one has to have the cause of the problem identified.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
OSA: snoring by itself my not cause a drop in oxygen saturation, however, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or hypopnea/hypoventilation can. If there are conce ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Work up: I would suggest a further evaluation for cardio pulmonary disease.

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