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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (Overview)

Continuous positive airway pressure involves the constant application of external pressure to all phases of breathing. The patient would feel as if breathing against the constant headwind. Inhalation would be easier as the pressure enables air entry. Exhalation prevents complete relaxation. This can be helpful in obstructive sleep apnea or pulmonary disease.


Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
583 doctors shared insights

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (Overview)

Continuous positive airway pressure involves the constant application of external pressure to all phases of breathing. The patient would feel as if breathing against the constant headwind. Inhalation would be easier as the pressure enables air entry. Exhalation prevents complete relaxation. This can be helpful in obstructive sleep apnea or pulmonary disease.


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Cpap (continuous positive airway pressure) in nicu for what?

Cpap (continuous positive airway pressure) in nicu for what?

Keep airway open: It is used to keep the infants airway open, usually for a condition called laryngomalacia, where the airway has a tendency to collapse. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
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What is the definition or description of: continuous positive airway pressure?

What is the definition or description of: continuous positive airway pressure?

CPAP: Continuous positive airway pressure involves the constant application of external pressure to all phases of breathing. The patient would feel as if breathing against the constant headwind. Inhalation would be easier as the pressure enables air entry. Exhalation prevents complete relaxation. This can be helpful in obstructive sleep apnea or pulmonary disease. ...Read more

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How to reduce cpap(continuous positive airway pressure) noise?

How to reduce cpap(continuous positive airway pressure) noise?

Have it adjusted: The company that supplies your CPAP machine can adjust the machine, but you may need to move it to another room, and extend the tubing to accommodate this change. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
once
See your doctor to evaluate cause
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Have meds adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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Describe nasal expiratory positive airway pressure (epap)?

Describe nasal expiratory positive airway pressure (epap)?

Provent: Referrring to provent?...Epap is the measurable postive pressure in your airway as you exhale. So as you breath out provent causes pressure to build up in your airway that keep your tissues from collapsing. This can be as high as as 12 cm water. (cpap can get up to 16 cm of water). For this to work your mouth must stay closed & must not have nasal obstruction. ...Read more

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My blood pressure has been 140/90 for two years. Had a lot of test and it will not go down with medication could this be affecting my airway when I sleep?

My blood pressure has been 140/90 for two years. Had a lot of test and it will not go down with medication could this be affecting my airway when I sleep?

It has to go down: At 42 , BP of 140/90 is not normal ,now great medications are available , there nothing like ' it will not go down ' It has to to , prevent complication from hypertension . Avoid salt , do regular exercises , reduce weight if it is a problem , you air way problem could be due to this not B P . Speak to your doctor may switch medications ...Read more

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Can cpap machine use irritate the trachea? It was sore when the doctor pressed on it. Pressure is set at 11cm.

Sore Throat: Does your CPAP deliver humidity/moisture to your airway? If not this could cause throat dryness which could lead to soreness. You should have your dr. Evaluate/examine this area of soreness. You should also let him/her know about your fatigue, and high BP if it is uncontrolled.. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Cpap Machine (Definition)

CPAP = continuous positive airway pressure. This is typically a device that sits at bedside attached to a hose that attaches to some sort of interface (i.e. Mask) to deliver pressre to the airway either through nose or nose and mouth. The main use is for obstructive sleep apnea but it has been used for other conditions such as respiratory failure ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more