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Sleep apnea

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Stopping breathing: Sleep apnea happens when a person is asleep. Apnea is not breathing (no effort is made to take a breath), or the inabilitiy to breath due to an obstru ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Closed airway: Sleep apnea is the closure of the airway or significant narrowing of the airway during sleep. Risk factors include being male, being overweight, havi ... Read More
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Dr. Mike Deldar
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Stop breathing: Waking up in the middle of the night gasping for air, snoring, being tired all the time.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Not breathing: Apnea is breath-holding, or not breathing. Some people have periods of time they don't breath while they are asleep. Sometimes it is related to body ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Choking: There are two types of sleep apnea, both leading to cessation of airflow to the lungs. Central apnea is the less common one and is due to brain contro ... Read More
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Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep Apnea: If you have symptoms such as insomnia snoring hypersomnia excessive daytime sleepiness obesity asian race cognitive deficits mood disorders h ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Proven : Yes proven. Treat it and live longer and happier.
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Dr. A V answered
17 years experience Neurology
Provent: It's effective for certain situations but typically reserved when pap therapy and/or oral appliance therapy have failed.
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Dr. Seema Khosla
21 years experience Sleep Medicine
Ok for some people: It isn't a bad choice for some people who are milder. Many patients utilize it for travel but a few utilize it full time. A repeat sleep study with Pr ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It has been published that it affects 4% of men and 2% of women, but personally, i think it is much higher. Unfortunately, it has been given lower pr ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saurabh Bajpai
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Insomia: High blood pressure, fatigue and insomnia are one of the most common symptoms associated with sleep apnea. With severe conditions you can be deprived ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Gasping for air: Sleep apnea is defined as complete (apnea) or partial obstruction (hypopnia) of the airway during sleep. Typical signs and symptoms are snoring, wake ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Anyone: Anyway can have sleep apnea. Young/old, male/female, obese/underweight, healthy/multiple medical problems. There are a lot of risk factors you would ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is stoppage in expiratory breathing. It is usually obstructive in nature and results in increased lung pressures as one breathes out at ni ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Just another term: For sleep apnea. There are several types: obstructive, where the air is blocked from getting to your lungs by collapse of your upper airways during sl ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Treatment : Obstructive sleep apnea, which is the most common form, usually occurs when there is a temporary obstruction in the pathway between the mouth & lungs ... Read More
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