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A 42-year-old male asked:

wife said i had the symptoms of apnea. heavy snoring and sometimes no breathing. what do i do?

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Dr. Navdeep Virk
Cosmetic Dentistry 20 years experience
Get Checked: You can get a psg study done and that will help you get a better diagnosis.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 48 years experience
Sleep apnea: Please see your physician for a referral to have an overnight sleep study . If sleep apnea is confirmed, it means that you are not getting enough oxygen at night and are at risk for heart attack, stroke etc. A device to force oxygen into your lungs , CPAP or a dental device may be ways to solve this life threatening issue.
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Get investigated ...: OSA is a condition of intermittent upper airway collapse during sleep causing disordered breathing, disturbed sleep and daytime sleepiness. Symptoms include, impaired concentration and depression. OSA can cause Hypertension. Untreated, it increases risk of Heart Attack, Stroke and Motor Vehicle Accident. Diagnosis is confirmed by Sleep Specialist and Sleep Study. Treatment is with CPAP machine.

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Last updated Oct 7, 2016

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