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Do People With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Have A Lot Of Pain
I do: I do, but my practice is limited to sleep disorders, so there is selection bias. Primary care physicians (pcp) see a lot of people complaining of difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying awake, and of generally unsatisfatory sleep quality. Some of these are sent to sleep centers for further evaluation and some are managed by the pcp. 10% of people suffer from insomnia; 9-24% from sleep apnea. ...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
Lots of people do: 24% of men and 9% of women 30-60 years of age in the USA will qualify for OSA if allcomers are studied by an overnight sleep study. If only people who complain of daytime sleepiness are included, then the number drops precipitously to: 4% of men and 2% of women. Still, a pretty high prevalence, isn't it? ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have all of the symptoms of sleep apnea, but I don't make noises everynight. Can that happen with apnea?
Sleep Paralysis: Sleep paralysis usually occurs in rem sleep where the muscles are paralyzed sleep apnea is typically worse in rem sleep due to loss of muscle tone which can wake you up in rem sleep and you may find yourself paralyzed, you can get out of this paralyzed state by blinking your eye muscles which will break rem sleep also a sleep study with mslt will rule out narcolepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Moderate to Severe Sleep Apnea make one feel lightheaded for majority of the day.
I believe I have sleep apnea and a deviated septum. ?
Is continuous diffulty in swallowing be a sign of sleep apnea.I have poor sleep and wake up with sore throat.MD dismissed sleep apnea as iam not obese?
See an ENT: Swallowing difficulty is not a typical sign of sleep apnea, but can be related to other problems that may affect your sleep (like very large tonsils, for example). This should be evaluated by an ENT. Throat could be sore because of dryness and irritation from mouth-breathing/snoring, sinus drainage, or acid reflux. If your nose is obstructed (e.g. deviated septum), this can worsen mouth breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dyslipidemia: Dyslipidemia (usually very high cholesterol levels) does not cause pain until you have your heart attack (chest pain) or blockage of an artery in a limb (peripheral vascular disease). Another kind of dyslipidemia involves very high triglycerides (> 1000 mg/dl); this can cause acute pancreatitis, a very painful inflammation of the pancreas causing severe abdominal pain radiating to the back. ...Read more
Sxs of gastroparesis: Regardless of cause, gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying) presents with heartburn, chronic or intermittent nausea, vomiting (of old food), bloating, early satiety (fill up quickly), or abdominal pain postprandially (after eating). In mild cases, symptoms subside when the gut is empty but return when again full. One sees increased symptoms after a large solid meal vs a liquid one. Get checked. ...Read more
What to do if I have been having issues with sleep debt because of had issues with sleep paralysis?
See below: Sleep paralysis is frustrating ; frightening. But not having good sleep creating sleep debt, can lead to more episodes of sleep paralysis, further aggravating the issue. Regularize ; consolidate your sleep. Avoid nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, bright lights, ; electronics near bed time. A sleep psychologist can help you get over your fears. If you have sleep paralysis often, a sleep dr. Can help. ...Read more
I have mild sleep apnea (study) but my symptoms are that of severe sleep apnea. Condition only midly improved with cpap and automatic pressure always hitting maximum. Could it be something else?
About apnea: The differential diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea can be quite extensive. If you are not feeling better on cpap, you need to be sure to follow up with your family physician. The practice of medicine is the art of continually checking in on the patient. Be sure your weight is ideal for your height, thyroid is normal, and is your sleep pattern normal. Is there any underlying depression? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can rhinoplasty influence sleep apnea? I am suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring at night and difficulty falling asleep are usual things for me. I am about to have a rhinoplasty. Could the change in the shape of my nose reduce my sleep apnea?
Is your anxiety a: symptoms of depression or is the depression the result of being sleep deprived, and anxious? Anxiety comes along for the ride in 75% of major depression cases, so don't overlook either. Anxiety and depression can both disrupt sleep but its hard to determine which might be more influential on sleep from your question. Time to see a mental health pro. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Quite variable: People with esophagitis, usually caused by acid refluxing from the stomach because the valve between the stomach and esophagus isn't properly functioning, can have varying degrees of discomfort. Some have absolutely no symptoms and some have quite severe symptoms of burning pain in the upper abdomen, lower chest. Alcohol, coffee, large meals can all contribute to these symptoms. ...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
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