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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Symptoms if sleep apnea?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Symptoms if sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: Fatigue, snoring, daytime sleepiness, stop breathing for a few seconds while sleeping- are a few symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, is frequently associated with increase level of hemoglobin and htn. Sleep study is indicated. CPAP will be the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

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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Which is worse: obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea?

Which is worse: obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea?

Both: Both are serious conditions, manageable with treatment, and serious if neglected. The severity varies in every particular case, the classification is not intended to determine which one is milder, they just have different ways to treat them. In general, treatment compliance is an important factor that affects treatment outcomes of both. ...Read more

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Could years of sleep apnea obstructive cause autonomic dysfunction?

Could years of sleep apnea obstructive cause autonomic dysfunction?

See below: Good question. Obstructive sleep apnea (osa) ; autonomic dysfunction have been studied intently over the recent years. There are direct links surfacing between the two but more indirect links exist via osa ; Insulin resistance. So to answer your question, it's possible, especially if the osa is poorly controlled w/ other comorbidities present exacerbating the situation. Best to keep osa in check! ...Read more

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Does obstructive sleep apnea usually cause many symptoms?

Does obstructive sleep apnea usually cause many symptoms?

Not necessarily: The number one daytime symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is sleepiness. Turns out that only about 20% of osa patients complain of sleepiness. Thus, the majoriy of osa patients may not subjectively perceive daytime symptoms. Overall, osa may be a sneaky creature which makes it imperative to actively seek for symptoms/predisposing factors. ...Read more

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Can obstructive sleep apnea make anxiety symptoms worse?

Can obstructive sleep apnea make anxiety symptoms worse?

Yes: In a word - yes. OSA can be devastating and destructive. The repercussions of inadequate oxygen supply to the brain as well as insufficient uninterrupted sleep to allow REM level sleep are numerous. See a specialist, get a sleep test (if you haven't) and get help now. This is a life altering and can be a life threatening condition. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is obstructive or central apnea?

What is obstructive or central apnea?

Apnea: Hello. The diagnosis of apnea (a temporary stoppage of respiration or breathing) depends on the cause. Central means that the brain isn't sending the appropriate neural impulses for breathing. Obstructive apnea refers to an anatomical blockage (most commonly upper airway like tongue, tonsils and/or soft palate) causing the breathing to stop. Both are dangerous and need evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sleep apnea?

What are symptoms of sleep apnea?

R/O OSA: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. 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

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What are the best hospitals for the treatment of central hypoventilation, central sleep apnea, pathologic hypersomnia, seizures?

What are the best hospitals for the treatment of central hypoventilation, central sleep apnea, pathologic hypersomnia, seizures?

MANY CHOICES: Consider some of the best facilities for respiratory problems. National jewish hospital is ranked #1 by usnwr, but you could receive amazing care at johns hopkins hospital, mass general, mayo clinic, ucla, or a number of other academic centers. ...Read more

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Can an autonomic disorder cause sleep apnea?

Can an autonomic disorder cause sleep apnea?

Certainly: 'obstructive' sleep apnea is due to anatiomical causes. The tongue, soft palate and the tonsils can block the airway during sleep. An intraoral appliance constructed by a trained dentist can alleviate this problem. ...Read more

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Can obstructive sleeep apnea cause mild autism?

No: Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by upper airway collapse or flaccidity. It can also be due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Autistic patients can suffer from osa, but osa has not be found to cause autism, although children with autism can have worsened autistic symptoms from untreated osa. ...Read more

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Can central apnea be treated?

Yes: There are treatments for sleep apnea.. The first step is to have an overnight sleep study and be diagnosed. Then you can discuss the treatment options with the sleelp medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Can vocal cord dysfunction be related to obstructive sleep apnea or sleep disturbances?

Yes: If gerd is part of the picture, the stomach contents can cause vocal cord dysfunction. You need to be treated for the sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What does central sleep apnea syndrome mean?

What does central sleep apnea syndrome mean?

Central sleep apnea: It means that your brain is not sending the "you have to breath signal" to your chest and lungs. Your airways remain open in this case. You will need a special ventilator that breath for you when you don`t get the order. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sleep center apnea?

What are the symptoms of sleep center apnea?

Central Sleep Apnea: Osa or central sleep apnea both can cause sleepiness, tiredness, problems with attention, concentration, memory etc. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause sleep apnea?

Can lupus cause sleep apnea?

Probably not: Lupus by itself will not cause sleep apnea. Apnea is usually obstructive, which is due to being overweight, or having excessive amounts of tissue in the back of the throat. Rarely, it can be central (coming from the brain being "lazy" with breathing), but this would not be present unless your lupus has significant neurological involvement. ...Read more

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Why does diagnosis of sleep apnea exclude diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Especially in cases where CPAP fails to remit daytime sleepiness and lassitude,

Why does diagnosis  of sleep apnea exclude diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Especially  in cases where CPAP fails to remit daytime sleepiness and lassitude,

It doesn't but: Since sleep apnea alone is associated with fatigue, one needs to make sure that this is treated adequately. However, having one condition does not preclude one from having another. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea cause achalasia?

Can sleep apnea cause achalasia?

R/O OSA: WHATEVER POSITION IS MORE COMFORTABLE. OSA can be suggested with underling 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. CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL.VS HYOID SUSPENSION . NO CORELATION WITH ACHALASIAIA ...Read more

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Can central apnea be treated?

Yes: There are treatments for sleep apnea.. The first step is to have an overnight sleep study and be diagnosed. Then you can discuss the treatment options with the sleelp medicine specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Seema Khosla
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Central Apnea (Definition)

Centrally mediated (CNS) lack of breathing stimulation. As opposed to obstructive (airway blockage) of air movement. Sleep apnea can be ...Read more