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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
It depends.: This depends on what continuous pressure that can be set on your machine so that you can have airway flow when you don't inhale or exhale. In neonate ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A few: The most common CPAP side-effects are mask or pressure related. Some patients will experience claustrophobia to the CPAP mask. Some patients will deve ... Read More

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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
It doesn't work: A machine that shakes you will not lose any weight for you. Your shaking yourself (running, jumprope, swimming, etc) will lose weight for you. Decreas ... Read More
Dr. Ryan Stanton
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
What?!?: Is this the belt shaky thing from the early 20th century like on the titanic? If you want weight loss, it comes from exercising and cutting calories. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Many good systems: Lasers have to be used according to your skin type in general fair skin can use all the lasers. dark skin should use either a diode or yag. Its impor ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Very safe: CPAP is a safe option. Really on side effects, other than the discomfort of placing the apparatus on your body which restricts your mobility in sleep. ... Read More
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Recommendations: Manufacturer recommendations should be followed fot the machine you use.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
17 years experience Neurology
Depends on person: While CPAP is very helpful in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, myasthenic patients tend to have overall respiratory weakness and do benefit from ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Your ahi on the machine should be close to 0. This means that the machine is eliminating your apneas and hypopneas. Make sure you are reading the re ... Read More
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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
A difficult process: I would cherish the time you have, as each day is precious. I cannot offer any special tricks to change what is happening. Try to locate a support gro ... Read More

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