A member asked:

Are there any risks with a cpap machine? my father was diagnosed with osa & says the machine gives him chest pains & dizziness. is this normal?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Mgt: Sometimes this does occur with CPAP. i would advise checking with your home company to see if less pressure can be used, and whether the mask fit is too tight. A follow up appt is indicated to rule out any other causes.

Answered 12/17/2016


Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Adjustment: Discuss CPAP adjustment with sleep doc. Other options are dental devices to reposition jaw forward or sleep apnea surgery.

Answered 3/24/2019



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