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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Dizziness
R/O OSA: OSA SX by history :Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ VERTIGO/AMheadaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL. ...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
Sleep apnea? I have been waking up about an hour after I fall asleep gasping for breath and feel dizzy and dissoriented, then after about 5 minutes I can sleep the rest of the night, sleep it scares me alot. Also after these events happen I have pain in m
Acid reflux, chronic sinusitis, sleep apnea and lack of sleep. Are they responsible for my dizziness and nausea?
They can be:
Lack of oxygen can be a factor in all of your symptoms. Is the chronic sinusitis due to obstructions (polyps) or a deviated septum?
Has your sleep apnea been diagnosed by a witnessed overnight sleep centered study? If so have you been advised to wear a cpap?
If so, are you? If not, in mild to moderate cases, a dental device can be custom made to reduce the obstruction. ...Read more
My head MRI showed a small retention cyst in the sphenoid sinus. Headaches and dizziness last week hence the mri. Smoker, sleep apnea from time to time.?
Dear Dr, feeling in my eyes lights are too bright feel dizzy with very sore sides of neck front and tight jaw knot in back of neck sleep apnea 6 weeks?
You must make an appointment as soon as possible to see your doctor.
If there is a delay in seeing the doctor I recommend you go to the Emergency Room as soon as you can.
Age 33 is a bit young to have all these symptoms. I hope you are not smoking. ...Read more
Everyday im congested, headache, neck pain, ent dr thinks is just sleep apnea I couldn't do excersice cause vertigo what should I do? I'm type 2 diabeti
Sleep apnea and DM2:
Your doctor may be correct about your sleep apnea but you must be referred to a specialist that can help you.
Regarding type 2 diabetes - please stop that term.
Type 2 diabetes can be totally removed once you have a good diet and good exercise. Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian.
You can and will get rid of type 2 diabetes once you get in under control. ...Read more
I have dcm and a crt-d and untreated sleep apnea. This morning before getting out of bed, my head was spinning & I almost passed out. Vertigo?
Call cardiologist: With severe cardiomyopathy and a crt-d, you can't assume a simple or harmless cause for any kind of dizziness. We used to believe that heart problems wouldn't produce vertigo-type dizziness, but recent studies have proven that assumption false. Get in to see your doctor, preferably your cardiologist, asap. ...Read more
Depends: There are a lot of reasons for sleep apnea starting from birth allergies, to ill formed nasal passages, high vaulted palates, ill formed dental arches, nasal patency, enlarged tongue, high bmi to name a few and these are for obstructive apnea of corse it could be central and that is a different ball game. ...Read more
Condition: Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where the back of the throat closes and prevents breathing. Contributing factors include the structure of the throat which is influenced by how we develop and being over weight. Central sleep apnea is a condition where the brain does not send a signal to the lungs to breath. They are treated differently. See your physician asap if you have this problem. ...Read more
Can cause apnea: Benzodiazepines can affect the sensorium and depress respiratory drive usually at higher dosing. These effects can cause apnea which is pause spontaneous respiration. Sleep apnea is a disorder that results in apneic periods while someone sleeps. Benzodiazepines should be used cautiously in all cases, but increased caution if you have sleep apnea. ...Read more
Obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is a condition of cessation of breathing during sleep. It 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.
Rec. See sleep specialist for a sleep study (psg). ...Read more
Bup & sleep apnea: Sleep-disordered breathing (eg sleep apnea) is more common in opioid (mu receptor agonist) users. However, the generalization hasn't been proven scientifically with buprenorphine, a partial mu receptor agonist. A poorly designed 2012 study showed an association between bup & sleep disorder breathing. A link may exist, but likely lower with bup than other opiates. A sleep study would be needed. ...Read more
Yes, probably: Caveat: I'm not a dentist. I'm an M.D. specializing in sleep disorders. Mouth-breathing during sleep is very common in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The more time the mouth is dry, the greater the likelihood that bacteria will remain on teeth and cause problems (which is why meth addicts have bad teeth). This causes dental problems and, I presume, can also problems with the gums. ...Read more
Anything's possible: Nightmares can be the result of many things- emotional and/or physical. Sleep apnea may contribute some sort of cause, if the breathing mechanism is shut off during sleep and triggers a response as a nightmare or similar to one. If it reoccurs, I would see a sleep specialist asap. ...Read more
Apnea = Suffocation: Like being underwater; unable to breathe. When the co2 in blood gets too high, you blast to surface for a big gasp of air. Osa occurs when airway is blocked during sleep, muscles flaccid/paralyzed. When co2 is too high, brain enters crisis mode, lightens the level of sleep to permit active muscle control and permit a big gasp to replenish o2, then back to deep sleep to do it again. Get osa treated. ...Read more
Does TMJ have anything to do with sleep apnea or could TMJ cause any problems happen cuz of this?
Possibly: Need more info, but the treatment for the sleep apnea may create or exacerbate tmj/tmd symptoms. If wearing a CPAP machine with tight straps or an ill-fitting mask, the pressure on the lower jaw (mandible) may be displaced or dislocated enough to a position that can cause a dormant tmj/tmd syndrome complex. Also, wearing a mouthpiece for sleep apnea, if not designed properly can cause tmj/tmd. ...Read more
Can sleep apnea cause hypogonadism? How long for latter to resolve after former successfully treated?
Other way around. ..: Sleep apnea and other forms of poor sleep don't directly cause hypogonadism, although obesity (linked to sleep apnea) is correlated w/low T b/c excess Estradiol (from obesity) leads to less Free T. That's why we often recommend exercise & weight loss to treat low T. OTOH, TRT can aggravate sleep apnea so sleep should be monitored if you have OSA or are at risk. ...Read more
Can thalassemia cause sleep apnea? I awake 6-7 times a night frequently, no night mares or toileting.
Not connected: Look for another cause of your sleep disturbance. ...Read more
Can mild obstructive sleep apnea cause mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement? Normal function just enlarged. Left is normal
Who should treat me for less severe pH caused by sleep apnea? I'm adrift without care since pH specialist said they don't treat my kind of ph,
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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