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Cpap Machine Without Prescription
Do I need a prescription from my doctor for the clearence of the cpap machine for security at the airport?
See below: Generally prescription of CPAP is not needed for security clearance. But if my patient is very anxious about travel we give them anyway. If one is on oxygen then may needed. Also one needs to have universal converter for 120 to 240 volts if traveling overseas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I use CPAP for Sleep Apnea and would like to get a prescription to be able to purchase a Travel CPAP machine as I travel all over the world for my job. I would like to get the Transcend due to its small size. I currently use a Resmed S8 w/Humidity?
Travel cpap: Yes, many patients do this, especially when traveling, camping, or going to a vacation home. Though cpaps are small, their can still be cumbersome when checking in, going through security, etc. Some will get a device with no bells and whistles to save on cost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to get n reading off my cpap machine for dmv. Have no ins or primary care dr to write this letter for then. What can I do? Help!
CPAP vendor: Find your local CPAP supply company and have them provide you with a copy of the raw data printout and send that in. That should suffice. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check first: Altitude significantly alters delivered CPAP pressure unless a unit has pressure-compensating features. Check with your doctor, and also check with your CPAP supplier on your specific machine. Some machines are good to 7500 ft. ...Read more
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