A 33-year-old member asked:
will bipap work as well as cpap for sleep apnea?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Mehran Farid-Moayer answered
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Bipap is similar to CPAP with two levels of pressure for inhalation and exhalation. CPAP uses one level of pressure for both inhalation and exhalation.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Michael Depietro answered
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not always: It depends on the severity of the sleep apnea. Typically patients with sleep apnea have the amount of pressure they need adjsuted during the sleep study. This determines if they need CPAP or bipap some patients with severe sleep apnea, do not breathe well in the day ( they have obesity hypoventilation syndrome) and may have elevated co2 levels, they often need bipap not cpap.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman answered
44 years experience Dentistry
Depends: There are different types of cpap/bipap therapy machines. There is an autopap, nasal pillows, etc. The respiratory/sleep specialist should determine your best options. If you cannot tolerate any of the machines, oral mouthpieces are a viable option.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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