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When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, the doctor said my blood oxygen level was normal. Do I actually need a cpap?
CPAP: Normal oxygen does not mean that your oxygen saturation did not drop. If you have symptoms of sleep apnea like daytime somnolence, problems concentrating or with memory or irritability or if you have high blood pressure, stroke/tia, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, you have to be treated. Also moderate and severe osa have to be treated, even w/o anything of the above. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...Read more
Would 9 breathing apneas and blood oxygen levels of 87.5% be considered mild sleep apnea? Would this cause a person to be tired during the day etc?
In a person with sleep apnea, what causes the rises and falls in oxygen saturation of arterial blood during sleep?
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is defined as stopping breathing for 10 seconds. During that time, the body is not getting any oxygen. In addition , there can be instances that last less than 10 seconds, or where a less than adequate effort to breath is attempted. These also reduce the oxygen intake. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood oxygen level is low, i also have ischimic small blood vesell disease shown >mri. What kind of doctor should I see.? Beside my family dr.
Find out the cause: You should see a neurologist and a pulmonologist. ...Read more
I just got an oxygen blood test at the doctor. The problem is, that i was extremely anxious. Can stress affect blood oxygen/co2 levels?
Tired all the time i don't have sleep apnea been checked doc did blood work normal what cold it be maybe depression ?
Went to the doctors blood pressure was fine, heart rate was fine, oxygen levels at 100% they ran a EKG and for some reason it was not normal the muscl?
Sneezing, itchy+runny nose even can't breath.Lung function test abnormal, not asthma.Blood oxygen 100.Doctor suspects hyperventilation.Caused by allergy?
2 days ago go to Emergency MRI scan and blood test: Temp98,BP116/53,O2 96%,trap rate 16,pulse61. Emergency doctor says its ok,but dizzy until today.
Many causes: I'm assuming you are asking about dizziness. There are many causes of dizziness and it is hard to decide on the diagnosis without knowing about your other symptoms. Your problem would best be addressed by the doctors who organised the initial tests and scan For more information, read here: https://patient.info/health/dizziness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My oxygen starts falling just start to doze off, not asleep. it drops to 89. not sleep apnea becahuse im in light sleep. what does this mean?
Have moderate sleep apnea W/severe O2 loss. Will treat w/CPAP & oxygen. In future is it possible oxygen can be withdrawn & Cpap alone be adequate?
I'm on o2 at night for apnea. Can that extra oxygen dry out my skin? It is very dry since beginning treatment
Possible: Positive pressure oxygen therapy can easily dry your oral cavity, throat, lungs, unless moisture is added to your device. Consistent 6-8 hours of this kind of dryness could affect the overall hydration of your body. Talk to your doctor, possibly increase your water intake, if humidity cannot be added to your oxygen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was just diagnosed w/sleep apnea & was told my oxygen dropped to 68. I know normal levels are in the 90s. What is the effect of levels in the 60s?
Sleep apnea: This is a serious condition. Low levels mean that your system esp. Your brain is suffering from periodic deprivation of normal oxidation of the blood, which is dangerous, you should be under care for the apnea, which often is applying pressured air via a face mask to keep oxygen levels normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Most likely your 3 y/o has obstructive sleep apnea, which is caused by upper airway obstruction while sleeping. Usually this is from large tonsils and adenoids and can be treated with tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Oxygen will not help the airway is blocked. Some children may have other types of sleep apnea or lung conditions that may require oxygen, so you should contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sleep apnea and a hypoxia index of 17. Is 17 bad or good? I am going on cpap and oxygen. Looking for an answer. Thanks!
Moderately bad: Apnea-hypopnea index of 17 means you obstruct (stop breathing) or partially obstruct an average of 17 times per hour (normal is <5). More important, however, is the degree of oxygen deprivation caused by the disruption. I have many patients who have ahi > 90. If your blood o2 levels are low, your regimen is great. If not low, you can use dental device, likely with good success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has 'hypoxemia' and is receiving oxygen, why would they need to be tested for sleep apnea? Wouldn't the oxygen take care of the apnea?
What would be the cause for hypoxia in 41 yr old, tested oxygen sat., Went down to 78 while sleeping, took sleep study test doesn't seem to be apnea?
Mgt: It really depends on the extent and whether you have any underlying cardiopulmonary disease. ...Read more
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