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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. :( ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers