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Does Petit Mal Epilepsy Cause Sleep Apnea
I just had a sleep study that revealed bad sleep apnea. Also it said that i had epileptic seizures in my brain. What does that mean?
Must seek treatment: Often epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea (osa) go hand in hand. Sleep problems are a double-edged sword; epilepsy disturbs sleep and sleep deprivation aggravates epilepsy. People who experience involuntary movement while they sleep tend to wake up tired and without energy in the morning. Deprivation of sleep over prolonged periods of time can cause cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular beating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why can't we take tramadol when we have sleep apnea induced asthma and a seizure disorder? WHat can happen if we take the max of 4 tramadol???????????
3 points of interest: 1. Unresolved infection at the occiput makes sleep apnea more significant. 2. Frequently seizures are the result of stage 2 Lyme disease. 3. Every significant case of asthma tests positive for mold toxicity. in my clinical experience. Specialized urine testing to diagnose mold toxins ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Being over weight is probably the biggest risk factor. A loss of muscle tone in neck muscles as we get older. Heredity undoubtedly plays a role. Having a large tongue. Other contributing factors are an underdeveloped lower jaw, a narrow upper jaw and a high palate. These all tend to block the airway and lead to obstructive sleep apnea. In central sleep apnea the brain doesn't say to breath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not just weight: Anatomy is king. Obstructive sleep apnea happens in a small airway "box". The airway can be small if what's in it takes up space or if the box is smaller. Weight gain increases tongue size and the thickness of the side walls of the throat. Tonsils may be large. Small jaw size, often inherited , will increase the risk of osa . Low muscle tone is also a factor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Condition: Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where the back of the throat closes and prevents breathing. Contributing factors include the structure of the throat which is influenced by how we develop and being over weight. Central sleep apnea is a condition where the brain does not send a signal to the lungs to breath. They are treated differently. See your physician asap if you have this problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can cause apnea: Benzodiazepines can affect the sensorium and depress respiratory drive usually at higher dosing. These effects can cause apnea which is pause spontaneous respiration. Sleep apnea is a disorder that results in apneic periods while someone sleeps. Benzodiazepines should be used cautiously in all cases, but increased caution if you have sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: There are a lot of reasons for sleep apnea starting from birth allergies, to ill formed nasal passages, high vaulted palates, ill formed dental arches, nasal patency , enlarged tongue , high bmi to name a few and these are for obstructive apnea of corse it could be central and that is a different ball game. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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