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Durable medical equip provider took cpap modem & gave me card. Doc ordered modem. Don't know if i can fight b/c i don't know if i paid for modem. :( ?

Durable medical equip provider took cpap modem & gave me card. Doc ordered modem. Don't know if i can fight b/c i don't know if i paid for modem. :( ?

Might be OK: I believe the card serves the same purpose. It should record what is happening every night you wear your cpap. Then the dme can read the card see if the CPAP is effective and you are using it. ...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


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How does cpap work?

Air pressure: Continuous or Bi Level positive airway pressure pushes air with or without supplemental oxygen as needed past the obstruction in the back of the throat (palate, pharyngeal walls, tonsils if present, base of tongue) into the lungs. This will prevent the pharyngeal collapse, providing more restful sleep and decreased risk of motor vehicle accident, stroke, and heart attack. ...Read more

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Is 16 hours a day on cpap too much?

Is 16 hours a day on cpap too much?

CPAP: Yes. It sure sounds like it. Are you sleeping that much every day? If so, it may be that you need a follow up appointment with your sleep doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have to wear my cpap every night?

Do I have to wear my cpap every night?

Yes: The short answer is yes. If you were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (osa), than you are at risk for the complications that can come with that disease and wearing the c-pap mask and using the machine is important to your well being. Weight loss may help and keeping routine appts to follow your care is important in the monitoring process of osa. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could cpap help you breathe when you're sick?

See below: CPAP is a treatment modality used for sleep apnea. It is important to use CPAP consistently as much as possible. Some patients note that it is easier to breathe on CPAP while having an upper respiratory illness, while others note it to be more difficult. So it depends. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a cpap change a teenager's life?

Can you tell me how a cpap change a teenager's life?

If obstructive sleep: apnea is the reason for using CPAP and the cPAP is properly set and used, the teenager will have better sleep, more energy, greater capacity to learn, will lose excess weight, have more stable moods and need fewer hours of sleep. ...Read more

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How can I wear my cpap to cause less physical discomfort?

CPAP & Sleep Apnea: There are many styles of masks utilized with a CPAP machine. Depending on what your needs are, you can try several different masks to find the one that suits you best and is most comfortable. ...Read more

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How can I wear my cpap to cause less physical discomfort?

Ask your sleep doc: They should be able to some up, with a mask, head strap and CPAP combo that you can wear comfortably. ...Read more

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When to use Cpap and Bipap ? What is the difference between them ?

Pressure Difference: CPAP, or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, is a setting in which a fixed pressure is delivered to your upper airway by a nose or face mask. It is constant and does not fluctuate. BiPAP, on the other hand, has two pressures: one when you breathe in and the other when you breathe out. CPAP is typically used for sleep apnea. So can BiPAP, but it can also be used to help breathing in CHF. ...Read more

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