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What is done for sleep apnea?

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Dr. Ronald Achong answered

Specializes in Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery

Once you had a formal sleep study, usually you get started with cpap. If this is ineffective, then an oral appliance or surgical procedures are other treatment options. Of course, if the patient is overweight then a wieght loss program is recommended.

Answered Oct 30, 2012

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

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. Treatments vary from change of life style (loss of weight, nutrition, exercise;) surgery to remove some tissue in the back of the throat; oral mouthpieces and CPAP machines. Rely upon your medical professional to discuss which option may be best.

Answered May 18, 2017

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Dr. Ravi Chand answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

For obstructive sleep apnea CPAP or autopap is rx of choice mild osa some mds may refer to mouth guards.

Answered Nov 27, 2017

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Options for treatment include CPAP. For patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea oral appliances can be used and are as effective as CPAP. Other options are surgery, weight loss,

Answered Nov 28, 2017

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Obstructive sleep apnea, which is the most common form, usually occurs when there is a temporary obstruction in the pathway between the mouth & lungs during sleep. To correct the problem, treatments include: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and sometimes bipap or others, stimulant medications such as provigil, Nuvigil etc, surgical interventions to correct the obstruction. See your doc.

Answered Jun 30, 2014

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Dr. Steven Bender answered

Specializes in Dentistry

There are three ways in which to keep the airway open during sleep; positive pressure (cpap), oral appliances, and tracheotomy. CPAP is the most effective treatment but compliance is about 50%. Many studies show that oral appliances are as effective as CPAP in mild to moderate cases and the compliance is much higher.

Answered Sep 29, 2017

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Dr. John Feola answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL.

Answered Apr 30, 2015

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