A 33-year-old male asked:
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is "provent therapy" from sleep apnea as effective as a cpap or at least 50% effective, compared to cpap?

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Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
PROVENT vs CPAP: aa30 ~ this article shows that PROVENT is NOT recommended as an alternative to CPAP in moderate to severe sleep apnea. So stay on the CPAP for now http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23723343
Answered on Jul 17, 2015
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Provent therapy: Cpap is the gold standard and the most effective. Pro ent can help in mild apnea but really is not that effective for moderate to severe apnea. Maybe you should contact an ent who does sleep apnea surgery if you are not tolerating cpap. Good luck and feel better!
Answered on Jul 22, 2015
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