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Cure Of Sleep Apnea
No cure: There is high failure rate of surgical procedures for sleep apnea. Best treatment is the CPAP mask adjusted to the right pressure. There are some that automatically adjust themselves for the best pressure. Need to get the most comfortable mask & less noisy machine .Complications of surgery include airway obstruction, bleeding, hematoma, infection, pain, death, dysphagia, velopharyngeal etc... ...Read moreSee 8 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
Can septoplasty cure sleep apnea? I've been using a cpap machine for a couple of years. I hate it. My doctor wants me to have a septoplasty for my deviated septum, but she won't say whether it will cure my sleep apnea.
Improving : Improving chronic nasal obstruction can help with sleep apnea, though there's often more going on in the airway to cause blockage than the septum. No one can guarantee that septoplasty surgery will cure the sleep apnea. A careful examination should help with pinpointing what areas are leading to your sleep apnea. Regardless of the sleep apnea, septoplasty can help with chronic nasal obstruction which may be enough of an indication for you to have surgery if it bothers you enough. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See physician: You need to have a sleep study to determine how severe of a problem you have. Severity determines treatment. For mild to moderate sleep apnea an oral appliance is now the recommended treatment. Sleeping on ones side does help with very mild cases. For severe cases, surgery or a CPAP are the usual treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can melatonin cure sleep apnea related rbd? I've been using melatonin for a week, not getting any better.
No: While one may be able to sleep longer or change part of their sleep, the obstruction or obstructions remain. The ability to get to rem or stay in rem is still hampered, the oxygen saturation (sp02) is still affected, etc. If you have sleep apnea, you need to look into an oral appliance, CPAP or surgical alternatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep apnea: Having tonsils and adenoids removed can help to increase the airways, allowing more oxygen to get into the bloodstream, thereby decreasing the severity of the sleep apnea. Check with an ENT to be sure that there aren't any other obstructions ( deviated septum for one). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure? No. : Unless you are morbidly obese, and lose a lot of weight, you can't cure sa. You can manage it though. CPAP works very well, but can be hard to get used to. Keep trying, try different masks, and tallk to your md. If you just can't tolerate it, have a dentist who is trained in sa to make an oral appliance to improve your airflow. Another option is surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Weight loss or just avoiding sleeping on the back can improve sleep apnea. There are several medical treatments for sleep apnea (cpap, dental devices, surgery). If you have sleep apnea you should have it evaluated since untreated sleep apnea can cause not only daytime symptoms (sleepiness, fatigue), but can also lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
See cardiologist: Central sleep apnea is most commonly a reflection of heart failure and will improve if heart condition is treated and improved. There are other predominantly neurological causes that are much harder to treat, but they are uncommon. Specialized breathing machine can mitigate central sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe not : Most snorers do not have sleep apnea - they just make noise . Restless snorers who make noise, wake up feeling tired, toss and turn in their sleep, and who have pauses of breathing during snoring have sleep apnea or the more common upper airway resistance syndrome. Have someone watch you sleep. Do y ou have a stuffy nose? Have you gained weight? Go see your doctor or an ENT to find out what's next. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There are a number of treatment options available from changing your sleep position, cpap, a mandibular advancement appliance , and surgeries. It would be best to discuss your options with your physician. The best option will depend upon the severity of sleep apnea and some personal choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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