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Can A Deviated Septum Cause Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea has two causes. It may be 'central' or 'obstructive'. Central apnea occurs as a disorder in the way the brain controls breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is much more common and involves an anatomical blockage of the airway. Usually, the tongue blocks the airway, preventing the passage of air between the a sleep study is needed to diagnose particular ...Read more
What symptoms can a deviated septum cause? Could my deviated septum be the reason behind my allergies, breathing trouble, congestion and sleep apnea?
Could enlarged nasal turbinates and deviated nasal septum cause sleep apnea? Had PNR and was told that sinuses are good. I don't snore.
Does Moderate to Severe Sleep Apnea make one feel lightheaded for majority of the day. I believe I have sleep apnea and a deviated septum.?
I have been suffering from deviated nasal septum for over 20 years. I have had three surgeries but the problem is still there. Sleep apnea, snoring etc?
Nasal & sleep apnea:
Deviated septums can cause breathing problems. The sleep apnea needs to be diagnosed by a sleep test. Sleep apnea is caused by obstructions or nerological problems.
With a deviated septum a dentist trained in dental sleep medicine can make you an oral sleep appliance that should help end your snoring and control your sleep apnea. Look at the aadsm association to find a dntal sleep medicine dds. ...Read more
I got my tonsils removed and my deviated septum repaired to help my snoring. No sleep apnea. It did not help. Would getting my adenoids removed help?
Yes: If you have significant hypertrophy of the adenoids and it can be demonstrated to occlude your nasal airway then adenoidectomy will help. ...Read more
I have rhinitis. No environmental allergies No deviated septum. No sleep apnea. Normal weight. Want to stop snoring Allegra (fexofenadine) helps. Need long term soln?
Can septoplasty cure sleep apnea? I've been using a cpap machine for a couple of years. I hate it. My doctor wants me to have a septoplasty for my deviated septum, but she won't say whether it will cure my sleep apnea..
Improving chronic nasal obstruction can help with sleep apnea, though there's often more going on in the airway to cause blockage than the septum. No one can guarantee that septoplasty surgery will cure the sleep apnea. A careful examination should help with pinpointing what areas are leading to your sleep apnea.
Regardless of the sleep apnea, septoplasty can help with chronic nasal obstruction which may be enough of an indication for you to have surgery if it bothers you enough. ...Read more
Does my snoring come from my stuffy nose from allergies, my deviated septum, or could I have sleep apnea? I snore a lot since sev. Mos. How to know?
Deviated septum: This can only be differentiated by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Tonsils very enlarged (4+/4) and severely deviated septum. ENT said must get fixed or use machine at night to sleep for probable apnea. Is he right?
Mgt: I would suggest having a sleep test with CPAP and BiPAP to determine the severity of your sleep apnea. Usually when tonsils are removed, there is clinical improvement in most patients. As far as your nasal septum deviation, this may also contribute, but I would suggest discussing the removal of your tonsils first and then reassess the improvement with a sleep study. ...Read more
Can cpap be used with a perforated septum? Severe obstructive sleep apnea that septoplasty did not help
Yes: Yes. You may need guidance from an ENT doc to help with septal perforation - with or without CPAP treatments. Also, many septal perforations can be treated surgically. ...Read more
Will surgery for a deviated septum help with sleep apnea? I've had sinus problems for 20 years. I recently learned that had a deviated septum. I don’t sleep well and my wife says my breathing at night is very loud and disruptive..
Definitely will help: Less obstruction on the airway you are better able to breath. ...Read more
Why are you supposed to sleep in an upright position after deviated septum surgery and for how long after?
Septoplasty: Improving your nasal breathing may improve your breathing at night and your sleeping. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
I have a deviated septum and allergy/sinus. I m taking Montek LC tablets for a long time now. I m getting inadequate sleep. Is this a side effect?
Rx side effects: I assume you are taking montelukast? There are many reported potential neuropsychiatric events associated with that drug, although clinically these seem to be very rare. On the list of potential side effects, is insomnia and agitation. There are many other treatments for allergies available, so see an MD or an otolaryngologist to assess your allergy Rx and maybe surgery for the deviated septum. ...Read more
Can't seem to sleep more then 6 hours a night even if I'm beyond exhausted. Was told that I have a deviated septum awhile back is there a connection?
Been having problems breathing due to deviated septum for years but its got so bad I cant sleep. I have no insurance is there any other way to fix this?
Not due to septum: May be due to severe allergies, get it checked in clinic or ER ...Read more
I generally don't sleep straight (7 hrs) during the night and wake up every 2-3 hours to use the restroom or not. Could it be a deviated septum?
Possibly: But many other possibilities as well. A sleep study might help. ...Read more
Possibly related: A deviated septum can instruct the airways and affect your sleeping pattern. Surgery may therefore relieve the obstruction and lead to improved sleeping. However sleep apnea is more commonly associated with other causes that may be central or related to the oropharynx (throat) ...Read more
My 8 year old has a deviated septum and has a hard time breathing out of his nose especially while he is sleeping. What should I do?
See an ENT doctor.: If your son's doctor has diagnosed a deviated septum and it's causing that much airway obstruction, an ENT doctor needs to see him to determine if it warrants surgery to straighten the septum. The doctor may also order a sleep study on your son to see if he's having obstructive sleep apnea from this. ...Read more
My nose is blocked, worse when sleeping but not runny. I have a slight deviated septum and inflammed sinus. Dr gave Avamys spray. How long till better?
5-7 days: Avamyst spray should be aimed at the sides of the nose and not the center. Assuming that it works for you and you are using the right technique, it starts working in about 12 hrs but optimal benefit is reached after 5-7 days of daily use. If your allergy is severe, you will need to consult an allergist. ...Read more
Yes, probably: Caveat: I'm not a dentist. I'm an M.D. specializing in sleep disorders. Mouth-breathing during sleep is very common in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The more time the mouth is dry, the greater the likelihood that bacteria will remain on teeth and cause problems (which is why meth addicts have bad teeth). This causes dental problems and, I presume, can also problems with the gums. ...Read more
Probably not: Lupus by itself will not cause sleep apnea. Apnea is usually obstructive, which is due to being overweight, or having excessive amounts of tissue in the back of the throat. Rarely, it can be central (coming from the brain being "lazy" with breathing), but this would not be present unless your lupus has significant neurological involvement. ...Read more
R/O OSA: WHATEVER POSITION IS MORE COMFORTABLE. OSA can be suggested with underling obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL. VS HYOID SUSPENSION. NO CORELATION WITH ACHALASIAIA ...Read more
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
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