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What are the side effects of using a cpap machine for sleep apenia?

What are the side effects of using a cpap machine for sleep apenia?

It depends.: This depends on what continuous pressure that can be set on your machine so that you can have airway flow when you don't inhale or exhale. In neonates, pneumothorax is associated with nasal cpap, and can be found in adult users also. Other side effects include difficulty or pain while breathing and back, neck and muscle pain, thought to be from forced air into the lungs that is not expelled. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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


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Is a cpap machine 100 % safe for a 6 month old for mild sleep apnea poss due to mild malacia? Or are there side effects?

Is a cpap machine 100 % safe for a 6 month old for mild sleep apnea poss due to mild malacia? Or are there side effects?

No.: Very little is 100% in medicine. I would not use a CPAP machine on a 6 month-old. I would have a competent individual (obstetrician, ENT physician) evaluate the nasal airway. ...Read more

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I woke up with pain on my right side of my temple( pain when light touch. Is it something I have to go see a doctor? I'm over weight, with sleep apnea on a cpap machine.

I woke up with pain on my right side of my temple( pain when light touch. Is it something I have to go see a doctor? I'm over weight, with sleep apnea on a cpap machine.

Hello. : Hello. There are many different causes for temple pain to include migraine, cluster and tension headaches. If you have persistent severe pain in your right temple associated with tenderess, and double vision or decreased vision. Then i recommend you be assessed asap. Other symptoms can include tenderness of your scalp, pain with chewing or fever. Take care. ...Read more

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How many americans use a cpap machine?

How many americans use a cpap machine?

Approximately 17 M: In USA 42 M diagnosed with OSA. Since CPAP works only if you’re using it, if only 40% of people are still using CPAP regularly 5 years after beginning treatment, then the CPAP success rate is at best 40%. Approximately 17 M CPAP machine users. ...Read more

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How often do I need to have cpap machine calibrated?

As often as needed: The specs of each manufacturer vary; but there is no such a thing as too often if the alternative is to not use it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cpap machine?

CPAP: 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 or congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Can you loose weight using cpap machine?

YES!: Proper treatment of sleep apnea may cause weight loss in obese/overweight patients. To put it another way, patients with sleep apnea gain weight if not properly treated. ...Read more

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Can non-distilled water be used for a cpap machine?

Can non-distilled water be used for a cpap machine?

Yes but not best: I would recommend distilled only. The machine will last much longer, and it will be healthier for you as well. ...Read more

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What kind pillow is best to use with a cpap machine?

What kind pillow is best to use with a cpap machine?

Patient choice: Whatever pillow is comfortable. If you mean nasal pillow, which is part of the mask, whatever seals properly. ...Read more

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How can I overcome the stigma of using a cpap machine?

How can I overcome the stigma of using a cpap machine?

CPAP alternatives: The CPAP machine and the many variations of CPAP are the "gold standard" of care for sleep apnea. But many people can't tolerate the machines for a variety of reasons including comfort, claustrophobia, etc. I get a lot of referrals from sleep specialists in the quad cities to make these patients oral mouthpieces, designed to bring the mandible forward and hold it there which opens up the airway. ...Read more

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

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 ...Read more