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As I know the apnea's root cause is not only from the airway obstruction, but from my brain which does not send orders to breathe. Is that true?
Yes: Apnea comes in three varieties: central sleep apnea (csa) - the brain tells the body to stop breathing. This is not common in a normal, healthy patient. It can be seen in normal patients with transitions from one stage of sleep to the next. Csa is common in patients with heart disease and/or stroke. Obstructive apnea (osa) is where the airway collapses. Mixed apnea is a combination of osa/csa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more
It depends: What are her other health problems? Chronic airway obstruction can be caused by copd, chronic bronchitis, sleep apnea, morbid obesity, or other factors. The treatment would depend on the underlying cause. Even a very enlarged thyroid gland can lead to airway obstruction. Treatment and prognosis depend on exactly what your mother's problems are. ...Read more
Category...: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is one disease that causes chronic airway obstruction. Chronic airway obstruction is a more general category and there are other pulmonary disease that also cause chronic airway obstruction, like bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, etc. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why is it recommended to insert something into the mouth to prevent airway obstruction and biting?
Old school : This is an old answer to an old problem. Current training is to role the patient to thier side and keep their airway open and keep it clear of obstruction. A chin lift head tilt is also reccomended to open the airway. ...Read more
Is it unsafe to get tonsil/adenoidectomy & septo/rhinoplasty at sametime only under local anesthesia? Airway obstruction/bleeding?
Unsafe: Not only is it unsafe because of the risks of airway obstruction and bleeding. The surgeon would never be able to make sure there was no bleeding as you would be unable to hold still. The pain and pressure in the back of you throat would be unbearable. The septoplasty could be done with just sedation, but not the tonsils. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A surgical correction [CTR] is possible fix for airway obstruction necess. trach, how soon do you rec doing this major surgery with high risk of complications?
When it's safe: Your question is a little confusing. Not sure what ctr is. Anytime the benefits outweigh the risks, that's the time to do the intervention, whether it be surgery or medications. The airway is the most important of all body functions. Without a patent airway, nothing else works. If there is an obstructed airway, then the sooner a procedure to correct this is done, then the better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Airway obstruction is a symptom in which a person has partial or complete blockage of his airway, which is the path the air takes during his breathing. The airway is from the nose and mouth all the way down into the lungs. Obstruction can occur anywhere along the path, depending on what ...Read more
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