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A 59-year-old female asked:

For myasthenia gravis patients is. bipap machine better than cpap?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Depends on person: While CPAP is very helpful in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, myasthenic patients tend to have overall respiratory weakness and do benefit from bipap to a greater degree. That being said, a sleep study can be invaluable in determining the right treatment for each individual.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Possibly: The mechanism of Bipap often makes it more suitable for MG patients. Your sleep MD, after assessment of your sleep studies, can tailor the best approach for you.

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