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How Fast Can I Make My Obstructive Sleep Apnea Go Away
Fast: Symptoms can be quickly relieved with a device called cpap, CPAP will greatly help symptoms, this is a mask that applies a low level of air pressure to the airway keeping it from blocking during sleep and effectively treats sleep apnea. Symptoms improve quickly after treatment. Weight loss will help dramatically. Loss of even 10-15% of body weight can help. A rate of 1-1.5 lbs/ week loss is safe. ...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
Night terrors: The peak prevalence of night terrors occurs at age five to seven years. Night terrors typically resolve prior to adolescence. I would recommend avoiding or minimizing the intensity of triggers, such as acute stress and sleep deprivation, as well as certain medications including stimulants, neuroleptics (medications that work on the mind), sedatives, and antihistamines. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene: Always start with good sleep hygiene: go to bed and wake up at the same time every day; discontinue all caffeinated beverages after lunch time; no heavy meals at least 3 hours before bedtime; no watching tv, no reading in bed - teach your body and mind that when you go to bed, you go there for the sole purpose of sleeping. If these simple measures do not help, see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't.: Pulmonary fibrosis means scar tissue has been deposited in the lungs and this cannot be removed or repaired. Currently there is no effective treatment for the most common forms of pulmonary fibrosis. Lung that is injured can sometimes repair back to normal without fibrosis and some medications are being studied that may have benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can any doc explain why can't i sleep fast and stay asleep? I lie awake for hours i need to sleep for my muscles to recover?
You need: to have a talk with your PCP (Primary Care Physician) about SLEEP HYGIENE....eg having a quiet time prior to bedtime..going to bed at the same time each night...relaxing music etc etc plus (just a thought) are you exercising near your sleep time...NOT a good idea! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
I don't like sleeping, how many hours can I reduce my sleep to when I do go to sleep and how many hours can I stay awake?
Not Very: Unfortunately, fibromyalgia is a chronic disease (like diabetes) that we manage but never cure. That being said, it can be managed very well so that you can live a healthy productive life. What seems to work best is a combination of medication, exercise, good sleep, meditation, and nutrition. Seek out a doc that has some experience in treating fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Sinusitis is sometimes an unclear diagnosis, so first i would have to know more about your symptoms. If you have a cold-like symptoms such as runny nose, fever, headache, postnasal drip that have persisted for more than 7 to 10 days, you may have sinusitis. Many get better without treatment, but if symptoms are bad, antibiotics may help relieve symptoms faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest!: A lung can take weeks to fully recover from a pneumothorax, depending on the cause, extent, and treatment of it. The primary goal is to 'reinflate' the lung and prevent air from again leaking into the pleural space. This will require rest, and regardless of the severity, caution: having had a pneumothorax increases the likelihood of developing another later in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Gastroparesis (delayed emptying of the stomach) can be difficult to treat. If diabetic (most cases are), it may require medications to treat it and likely will not be curable. If due to scleroderma, it may be very difficult to treat. If a side effect of medications (such as narcotics), then stopping the medication (always after discussion with the prescribing physician) should cure it. ...Read more
Cure chronic pain: I cure all kind of chronic pain and other disorders using an east/west therapy called nbe without drugs. Check out thousands of cases from radio shows, youtube and patient letter testimonies posted on www.Drtong.Com. Over 90% of my patients got relief with their first treatment, but to cure the problem requires time, and the patient must learn to modify diet and lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Pancreatitis takes a while to heal and depending on the cause you can facilitate the process. Alcohol is the commonest cause of pancreatitis and abstinence is mandatory. If pancreatitis is due to hyper-triglyceridemia, diet and drug treatment may be needed. If you have biliary disease causing pancreatitis then that will need to be addressed. ...Read more
Go Away: If you are using primary effective disorder to identify symptoms of depression, then a few weeks to months of medication and or counseling should improve the symptoms. If not improving with medication, and or counseling, adding the other can be very beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to help me get to sleep at night? Trouble getting to sleep i will be sleeping on the chair, but when i go to bed be wide awake.
Lots : Lots of people have problems getting to sleep, staying asleep, or both. In many cases, poor sleep is caused by bad sleep habits. The good news is that bad sleep habits can be fixed by good sleep hygiene. The even better news is that good sleep hygiene doesn't cost much, and unlike some pills, won't leave people feeling groggy in the morning. Here are some basic sleep hygiene tips: it is best to wake up at about the same time, and to go to sleep at about the same time, 7 days a week. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods in the hours before bedtime. Have a consistent, relaxing bedtime routine. A warm bath, a good book, listening to relaxing music, stretching exercises, or watching a low-key television show are good options before bedtime. Use the bed and bedroom for sleep, not for studying, television, telephone, hobbies, or surfing the internet. Make the bedroom comfortable, quiet, and dark. In the morning, get exposure to bright light. The morning is also a good time to get physical exercise, which boosts energy during the day. Avoid napping. Many medications can interfere with sleep or can make people drowsy during the day. A talk with a doctor can sort these problems out. Signs of a severe sleeping problem include falling asleep at work, at school, during conversations, during meals, or while driving. People with severe sleeping problems need to see their doctor right away. Even people with mild sleeping problems can be drowsy during the day. Never drive when drowsy or sleepy, and if sleepiness occurs while driving, pull over and take a nap. ...Read more
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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