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Cpap Settings For Sleep Apnea
Disordered breathing: Sleep apnea is the condition of airway obstruction when sleeping, resulting in not getting enough oxygen. This leads to complications such as high blood pressure and daytime sleepiness. It is more common in obese individuals with a large neck. Wt. Loss can bring improvement. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment that holds the airway open while sleeping. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Multiple options: Treatment for sleep apnea can depend on the severity. The best long term treatment is weight loss if you carry too much weight. For mild to moderate sleep apnea a dental appliance can help with apnea and snoring. Surgical options include tissue reduction surgery (uvulopalatopharyngioplasty), jaw surgery and the newest option is a pacemaker device that opens the airway during snoring. No meds help. ...Read more
Depends: The level of CPAP is determined as that which will almost eliminate the manifestation of sleep apnea during sleep study. It is different for every person. If I have 9 cm h2o pressure blowing on me that would be very uncomfortable but some need 15, 18, or even 20 cm h2o pressure. The pressure given is what is necessary for you. ...Read more
What is my next step to treating sever sleep apnea? I was made to sleep on my back only during my first night at the sleep center. It resulted in a diagnosis of severe sleep apnea but there was not time to test a cpap. Do i need to spend another night a
These : These are questions best posed to your sleep specialist. You should have had a post-sleep study meeting with your specialist where you would have been told the meaning of your results and been given a set of options. That is where you should have discussed your issue with sleeping own your back. It very well be that you have sleep apnea no matter in what position you sleep. Without seeing your sleep study results and having the benefit of a complete history and physical exam it is impossible to make a recommendation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
R/O OSA: cpap is more effective for osal. 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 ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Potentially: Sleep apnea tends to worsen with age rather than improve. Thus far the best technology we have to treat osa is cpap. There are alternatives such as oral appliances, surgery, and other alternatives which could be discussed with a sleep specialist. Weight loss can help - every 10% loss in weight can lead to a 30% improvement in the severity of your sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you please list the risks associated with using a sleep apnea machine (cpap) that's not yours?
Turbinectomy good/better than cpap for mild sleep apnea? Confirmed enlarged upper & lower turb's. Don't want cpap.
Is my cpap causing me to have central sleep apnea? I was diagnosed with osa but i slow down breathing on my cpap, its scary!
FATIGUE WITH OSA: UNLIKELY FOR CPAP TO CAUSE IT. PROVIGIL AND NUVIGIL help with fatigue and brain fog. Also get labs checked especially TFTS. adderal/Ritalin/Starttera may also be of use .Start a gluten free diet focus on weight loss .Wholeapproach.com gut loss.com. If CPAP/BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP vs Hyoid suspension. Especially given your age, seek a good ENT consult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens if central.sleep apnea goes untreated? I had a sleep study and can't tolerate the cpap. I'm so scared. what test should I have?
Try again : Sleep apnea can cause a fair number of problems over the years. Getting used to a CPAP takes time and you need to work with your respiratory therapist to get the appropriate fitting. If you absolutely cannot use the CPAP surgery may need to be considered but should be the last resort. Sleep apnea should not be ignored ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to tell if surgery would be helpful to someone with sleep apnea? I'm 19 male with mild osa. Supposed to use cpap but never do.
Oral Appliance?: Mild and moderate sleep apnea can often be successfully treated with several oral appliances made by your dentist, with the guidance of your pulmanologist. Many individuals find them much more comfortable than a cpap, just as effective, but you'll need coordinated treatment and sleep studies to confirm effectiveness. It seems like a better route than surgery when you're age 19! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Have moderate sleep apnea W/severe O2 loss. Will treat w/CPAP & oxygen. In future is it possible oxygen can be withdrawn & Cpap alone be adequate?
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
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
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