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Can Large Tonsils Cause Sleep Apnea In Adults
I have sleep apnea, large tonsils, acid reflux. Everytime i fall asleep, aftr a few sec, i suddenly wake up like gasping for air.?
I have sleep apnea and large tonsils with gerd. When i fall asleep, after a few seconds i suddenly wake up and i feel like my heartbeat stop.?
Dangerous: You need to be evaluated by a doc. Of sleep medicine. Your airway may be blocked when sleeping by tongue and tonsils. A sleep study would answer some of those questions. What you described can be dangerous and should be looked into as soon as you can. If you already have a cpap, then check if the pressure setting is right for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Its hard for me to breath due to large tonsils and acid reflux, is it possible to affect my heart aside from my sleep apnea that posible 2 afect my <3?
Am sure i don't have sleep apnea. Am not overweight. Father.Mother.Brother also snore. . I have large tonsils could it be the reason. Treatments?
Need to be tested: Without a study, you can't know. Tonsils can obstruct airflow, and if blocked long enough, that is the definition of obstructive sleep apnea. Tonsil removal may be all you need, but you need an exam. Tonsils may only be part of the problem. Often it is not enough. Apnea is common in skinny people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sleep apnea, large tonsils, gerd. Everytime i fall asleep after a few sec, i wake up with heart pounding and making me panic. Is it anxiety?
Of course: Sleep apnea is due to obstruction of the oropharyngeal airway usually at the level of the tongue or epiglottis. Two-thirds of patients with OSA are overweight and fatty infiltration of the neck and tongue may also contribute to airway obstruction during sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In addition to possible causes provided in another answer, an elongated wide soft palate and uvula as well as a large tongue may also contribute or cause obstructive sleep apnea (Mallampati score and Friedman tongue position may be used as preliminary indices). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a goiter as well as enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Possible sleep apnea. Can goiter play a role in sleep apnea or just soft palative tissues?
Yes: Yes, obstructive sleep apnea is worsened by any factors that create blockage in the upper airway (throat). Extra tissue in a redundant ('floppy') soft palate, hypertrophied adenoids or tonsils, or even, rarely, a thyroid enlarged by goiter large enough to push the airway inward and narrow it further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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