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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 2 more doctor answers
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 2 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
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
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