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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Short answer...: ...Is no, there isn't anything otc that will really stop/treat obstructive sleep apnea. Most people need combined therapy with medical management of ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Usually sleep apnea is treated with weight loss program, CPAP machine, oral appliance or surgery.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes but be careful: If the apnea is mild there are mandibular advancement devices that can be worn and purchased over the counter that can help. It is best to treat sleep ... Read More
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Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not much: Breathe right strips can help a bit. Not much else is of any use.
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Dr. Mike Deldar
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
If you have been : Diagnosed with sleep apnea, the treatment options are cpap mask oral sleep appliance surgury.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Some treatments: The first necessity is make sure you have a sleep study. The treatments will depend upon the severity of the osa. It can be mild, moderate or severe ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Bender
35 years experience Dentistry
Apnea treatments: Treatment choices include; weight loss, change in sleep position, surgery, positive pressure(cpap) and oral appliances.
Dr. James Sunwoo
15 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sleep Apnea Surgery: Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a disease that can affect different levels of the airway and also varies in its severity. There are many treatments, all w ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
46 years experience Internal Medicine
PROVENT vs CPAP: aa30 ~ this article shows that PROVENT is NOT recommended as an alternative to CPAP in moderate to severe sleep apnea. So stay on the CPAP for now ht ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
54 years experience Dentistry
???: Please reword your question. Don't understand what you are asking.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim answered
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Tongue suspension: There are several solutions such as appliances or more permanent solutions... ie http://siestamedical.com/ - there are minimally invasive solutions fo ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Help him to undergo: his prescribed right treatment for his long term wellbeing and no short cuts . If he has weight problem ( most likely overweight ) make him t ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
30 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: It is possible, but impossible to tell without a sleep study first. See a sleep physician.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
28 years experience Pediatrics
Adenotonsillectomy: First of all, make sure that the sleep apnea is confirmed with a sleep study. If your child does have sleep apnea, adenotonsillectomy (removal of the ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Here we go?: No, not related. Treatment is with a c-pap machine are others as you listed. Care is directed by someone trained in sleep disorders. You can have C ... Read More
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