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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more


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What symptoms can a deviated septum cause? Could my deviated septum be the reason behind my allergies,breathing trouble,congestion and sleep apnea?

What symptoms can a deviated septum cause? Could my deviated septum be the reason behind my allergies,breathing trouble,congestion and sleep apnea?

Deviated septum mayb: Deviated nasal septum may be causing,breathing problem,congestion and sleep apnea , it all depends upon how much deviated septum you have and how much obstruction it is causing .Better you consult E.N.T.specialist and get it corrected . ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Suggestions: Have you tried an inhaled nasal steroid for the rhinitis? Your dentist can make you a mouth guard that may help with your snoring. There are also surgical procedures. You may want to see an ENT if you haven't already. ...Read more

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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. .

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.

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Improving : 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

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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?

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

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Can cpap be used with a perforated septum? Severe obstructive sleep apnea that septoplasty did not help

Can cpap be used with a perforated septum? Severe obstructive sleep apnea that septoplasty did not help

CPAP: CPAP is a device which forces air into an obstructed airway. If your surgery did not help, your airway is most likely still obstructed. You should see an ENT for evaluation of your airway. You should continue to use your CPAP if it is working, and have it evaluated if it is not working. Severe sleep apnea can be life threatening. Do not ignore it! ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Literally it is stopping breathing during sleep. There are 2 main types. Obstructive the most common. Central the less common. When people speak about sleep apnea they usually refer to obstructive where you cannot breathe due to ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more