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Doctor insights on: Can Babies Out Grow Sleep Apnea

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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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Can right ventricular hypertrophy in an infant be resolved if the underlying condition resolves? Underlying condition is BPD, PH and Sleep Apnea.

Can right ventricular hypertrophy in an infant be resolved if the underlying condition resolves? Underlying condition is BPD, PH and Sleep Apnea.

Yes: It may resolve as the lung disease improves, and if there is no other cause for the pulmonary hypertension such a cardiac disease. Your physician will continue to re assess with cardiac echocardiography which can determine parameters related to pulmonary hypertension. As the lung grows, the effect of premature birth and BPD can be minimized. PRMG/Pediatrics may review records faxed: 8582599689 ...Read more

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How tall can you grow after you get a sleep apnea surgery?

How tall can you grow after you get a sleep apnea surgery?

No effect: There is no effect in height after sleep apnea surgery. It is very rare for someone to have sleep apnea surgery prior to full growth anyway. The only exceptions may be kids with severe craniofacial abnormalities. Even then there is no effect on height. ...Read more

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Will sleep apnea affect baby with tetralogy of fallot?

Will sleep apnea affect baby with tetralogy of fallot?

Probably so: Anything that will lower blood oxygen (like sleep apnea) can be harmful to unrepaired tetralogy of fallot patients. ...Read more

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I have tetralogy of fallot (a type heart disease) and sleep apnea. Im wanting to have a baby would that be a bad idea?

You're 20?: Women with tof can successfully carry pregnancies to full term. If you're healthy and active and otherwise feeling well, it's possible. You should be under the close supervision of your pediatric/adult congenital cardiologist who knows the specifics of your condition such as your pulmonary artery pressure and arrhythmia status. ...Read more

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Since I had my baby I have severe weakness, anxiety, panic, feelings of doom , irritable , sleep apnea is this post partum depression? tests normal

Since I had my baby I have severe weakness, anxiety, panic, feelings of doom , irritable , sleep apnea is this post partum depression? tests normal

If there was onset: within a year of your baby's birth - you may have post partum depression. There isn't enough info here to know. Would encourage comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to know. ...Read more

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Cure of sleep apnea?

Cure of sleep apnea?

No cure: There is high failure rate of surgical procedures for sleep apnea. Best treatment is the CPAP mask adjusted to the right pressure. There are some that automatically adjust themselves for the best pressure. Need to get the most comfortable mask & less noisy machine .Complications of surgery include airway obstruction, bleeding, hematoma, infection, pain, death, dysphagia, velopharyngeal etc... ...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