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Apnea Hypoxia Index
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
Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...Read more
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
Prior ENT exam saw no obstruction relating to sleep apnea. Today diagnosed with/apnea & low oxygen level. Does this mean I have central sleep apnea?
Sleep Study: A sleep physician will order a sleep study that will clarify your condition. CPAP is the usual initial treatment, but your sleep physician will be the one to decide what course of treatment to follow. Low O2 is a serious condition which requires immediate treatment so don't delay. ...Read more
Low oxygen at night &on oxygen 2 liter at night only. Tested for sleep apnea don't have it had a few hypopenas though.could it b heart prob or cancer?
I get morning migraines heada%e7he from lack of oxygen due to sleep apnea induce asthma attack at night. Cpap triger asthma attacks with coughing spel?
Think o have sleep apnea. Fatigue, depression anxiety low oxygen suicide sleep deprivation weakness can't stand laziness light sleeper can't feel legs?
Can turbinate hypertrophy cause neck muscle twitching due to lack of oxygen and sleep apnea?is nasonex (mometasone) effective?
2 separate problems: 1. See ENT for turbinate problem evaluation and treatment. You also should ask for the overnight sleep study (PSG) to diagnose OSA. Nasonex (mometasone) is not effective for obstructive sleep apnea. 2. Muscle twitching is a potential side effects of fluoxetine. Good luck. ...Read more