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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Chest Pains
Husband has sarcoidosis with chest pain and cough. Dr says he has mild sleep apnea. Doctor not aggressively treating the sarcoidosis. What next?
It appears you have some concerns.
It would be advisable to get a second opinion if both you and your husband desire it. Read more
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
M/28 6ft 330lbs. Ob sleep apnea I treat with cpap. Bld press avgs145/92. Now wrkout 5x a wk. Getting hedaches and chest pain (air bubble in lung?
Sx: From your description would recommend discussing with your dr. Who knows you best. Might consider an exercise test. Read more
Frequently wake up in middle of night with hard time breathing. Sounds like I just finished running. Chest is tight usually. Sleep apnea vs. Asthma?
Likely asthma: If you're waking up and still experience trouble breathing, sounds more like asthma. Sleep apnea doesn't continue to cause symptoms if you're full awake. You're on albuterol. Sounds like you may need something more long acting. See your doctor about this. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing wheezing (worsened by: in the evening, at night, lying flat). PFT is normal, chest X-ray is normal, no allergies, asthma has been ruled out, sleep apnea was ruled out through a sleep study, I do snore very loudly though.?
Ok. Since birth 3 yo had 6 chest X-ray for meconium, one brain CT to r/o brain bleed and 4 neck x-rays for sleep apnea. All necessary. Cancer risk?
I am worried I have copd or heart disease. Spyrometry, chest xray, treadmill tests all normal-strong. 10 pack year smoker, 2+ years quit. Have mild shortness of breath, recurring right lung pain (not chest), mild air hunger, tested for sleep apnea, will f
Study the gallbladder?:
Does not make sense.
Heavy smoker, SOB, and supernormal spirometry? Do you have an oximetry?
1. Repeat the test (spirometry)
2. Do a MRI of chest, rule out mesothelioma (early), or any type of infection.
3. What is your BMI?
4. You should have a cardiologist and a pulmonologist and put all together.
Symptoms usually correlate with tests. Read more
Sleep and pain: There is no direct correlation with lack of sleep and chest pain but fatigue sleep deprival can cause mood disturbance anxiety that can have a symptom of chest discomfort make sure there is no other medical reasons for chest pain please get a checkup. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Cheat pain can be a serious condition. You should talk to your doctor soon. Read more
Treat the apnea: Chest pain from sleep apnea occurs because of drop in oxygen level which strains the heart, an arrhythmia or just lack of breathing. If you're being treated with cpap, follow up with your doctor to make sure treatment is adequate. They may need to monitor your overnight oxygen level to determine if you need extra oxygen at night. A cardiology consult would also be helpful. Read more
Continuose chest pain, been to ER more than once. Drs couldn't find cause. What could be going on? Tired of being in pain and not sleeping.
Chest pain: Unfortunately, you provided very limited detail regarding your condition. Common not heart related causes of chest pain are acid reflux, back problems, abdominal issues (ulcer for example), esophageal spams, even anxiety can be perceived by pain. Ibuprofen can be contributing to stomach upset, so discontinue that. Read more
Chronic chest pain x 1yr. Had pericard and pleuritis/effusions then, but continue to have chest pain Still have to sleep basically sitting up. Cause?
G'NightSweetPrincess: At your age, you need a full evaluation by a doctor (preferably a cardiologist) to evaluate the current condition of your heart. You may have a long term complication of your prior heart problems or a new development or, more likely, both. Either that, or have a new bed constructed so you can sleep upright more comfortably. I prefer the former suggestion and as soon as possible for you. Read more
Yes but....: Musculoskeletal problems can be aggravated by prolonged maintenance of physically harmful postures. These pains tend to be transient and often with muscular soreness. But high blood pressure often peaks during sleep and can lead to heart-related symptoms. Coexisting shortness of breath and fatigue are warning signs of something other than musculoskeletal problems. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: While adequate sleep is very important, with nothing else to go on, I would be reluctant to attribute your chest pain to that. There can be many serious thins causing chest pain, so it would be important for you to be seen by your physician. Good luck. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx Rside pleurisy x1mo. Better. Tried sleeping flat. Not good on left so tried R side. Within minutes sev chest pain can't breathe. Cause?
Don't panic: Unless fluid is very large which is not since you said it is better it does not matter. 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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