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Can I Die From Obstructive Sleep Apnea If I Ignore It
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is also known as 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
Indirectly: Untreated sleep apnea causes drops in oxygen levels during sleep, this causes a release of catecholamines which are of "stress hormones". Over time this can increase the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Overtime these can lead to death. In addition the sleep deprivation leads to increase car accidents, which can be fatal. Treatment helps avoid this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you die from obstructive sleep apnea? What causes death? Is it preventable? What test do you need to have run on you?
Obstructive : Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic condition that is tough on your body. It happens when your airway closes off as you sleep causing disrupted sleep, snoring and fatigue and sleepiness the next day. Osa causes early mortality due to the chronic low oxygen levels at night and causes heart and lung disease and contributes to memory problems. It is diagnosed in a sleep clinic where you check in at night, sleep in their bed with monitors on your arms, legs , head and chest for the night. If you have obvious osa they will often wake you and put a CPAP device on you to see if it helps you keep your airway open on that same night. Cpap is a device that you wear under your nose or on your face like a mask and it helps put continuous airway pressure to keep your airway from closing. Folks with osa describe feeling tired all the time "like I am walking through mud". They fall asleep at the wheel driving and get high blood pressure. The diagnostic test is easy and just takes one night to help decide if this is a problem for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can obesity lead to swelling in legs and feet al had echo cariagram and stress test came back ok i have severe obstructive sleep apnea if i loose we9?
Do lose weight!: Losing weight will certainly help both your swelling and the sleep apnea! Will it cure both? Depends on whether or not something else is causing either or both. But both will improve with weight loss (usually!) and you will certainly be healthier if you lose weight. Go for it! (High protein-low carb diets are not the way to go for most, these are causing their own set of med. problems.) ...Read more
Airway obstruction: 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 type of sleep disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No!: If you will be without electricity, make sure you buy or rent a battery that will last the duration of your vacation. If you will be traveling internationally, make sure your pap machine can adapt to different voltages, or buy an adaptor. Lastly, if you will be going on a cruise or somewhere is questionable water quality, request distilled bottled water to be available for your humidifier. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of people do: 24% of men and 9% of women 30-60 years of age in the USA will qualify for OSA if allcomers are studied by an overnight sleep study. If only people who complain of daytime sleepiness are included, then the number drops precipitously to: 4% of men and 2% of women. Still, a pretty high prevalence, isn't it? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 ways: First, if you are obese, lose weight. This will help but not probably not eliminate it. Second, get a sleep study, and if already diagnosed, use a CPAP machine per your md's instructions. If that fails, third, see a dentist trained in making oral appliances for apena. Fourth, you can discuss surgical options with your md, to see if they would be appropriate for you. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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