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How To Get Rid Of Sleep Apnea
Many ways: The gold standard treatment is a mask/machine called cpap. Other options that exist include weight loss, oral appliances and surgery. There are some other miscellaneous devices that can help but not get rid fo sleep apnea. It is best to talk to a sleep physician about your options after having a sleep study. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consider MAD: Mandibular advancement devices, or mads, are fit by a dentist and worn in the mouth at night. They are used to reduce or eliminate snoring, one sign of obstructive sleep apnea. They hold the lower jaw forward, opening the airway. They are generally better tolerated than cpap, so compliance may be better. Research on combining CPAP and mad is promising. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have get from doctor the cpap mashine for sleep apnea. But i don't want to use it. Is there alternatives to get rid of sleep apnea without cpap. ?
CPAP alternatives: It depends on your body type. If you are overweight, you can begin by trying to get down to a lower weight. A dental appliance might work for you depending on your mouth. If you have obvious blockages in your nose, mouth or throat, these can be treated with surgery. You should see an ENT specialist to be evaluated for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea I am 100 lbs overweight if I lose weight will I be able to get rid of it?
You can: If you loose weight you more than likely will be able to resolve your obstructive sleep apnea. In rare cases the structure of your adenoid, tonsils and post pharynx might be too big and can also be the cause of your OSA. I do recommend weight loss as a first step and repeating your sleep study. If it is central sleep apnea that is a different etiology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sleep apnea & use c-pap will i always have this forever? Am about 20lbs overweight. Would losing weight help get rid of apnea?
Possibly: Dr. Winick gave you ways to manage and keep sleep apnea effects from occurring. Prevention may result from breast feeding and the use of orthodontic/orthopedic appliances when young to develop the upper and lower jaws properly and avoid a high palate which can reduce the nasal airway size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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