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Illness Caused By Cpap Machines
Lately been having a bit if blood in my snot when I blow my nose. Mainly in the morning when awakening. Could CPAP machine be the cause? Suggestions?
Dryness: Dryness of nose due to CPAP may cause nose bleed. A little lubrication with vaseline may help. If still not better please talk to your physicianSee 1 more doctor answer
Continuous positive airway pressure involves the constant application of external pressure to all phases of breathing. The patient would feel as if breathing against the constant headwind. Inhalation would be easier as the pressure enables air entry. Exhalation prevents complete relaxation. This can be helpful in obstructive sleep ...Read more
See below: If the water reservoir is dirty or not cleaned properly it is possible. Keep it clean by replacing the water every night in addition to cleaning it at least every week, otherwise bacteria and fungi can grow in it which may cause allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. So try to keep your CPAP machine in good shape and it will help!See 1 more doctor answer
Can septoplasty cause sleep apnea? I've read sleep apnea is due to obstructed breathing. So if septoplasty leaves a lot of scarring, could it be enough to obstruct breathing and cause sleep apnea? My sister has sleep apnea and uses a cpap machine. I don'
Septoplasty...apnea: On the contrary, septoplasty is supposed to increase air flow. There will always be scarring after surgery but scarring results in tightening and shrinkage of tissue. Many early snoring surgeries were aimed at creating scar tissue to tighten the palatal tissue and in theory increasing the airway opening.See 2 more doctor answers
I have amyopathic dermatomyositis and have a full mask CPAP machine for 3 months. Could that cause under eye ereythema? I've had it for 3 weeks now.
How do u treat myofacial pain syndrome caused by teeth grinding? Wisdom teeth recently removed. Cpap machine is making pain worse, per dentist.
See a dentist: Who is proficient at treating evaluating TMJ / myofacial pain. Treatments can include medications with muscle relaxants and analgesics, fabrication of oral appliances (depending on your individual situation), mad (mandibular advancement device) etc. Hope this helps.See 1 more doctor answer
CPAP mask fit: The one that fits most comfortably yet provides the necessary delivery eliminating any significant oxygen desaturation. There are many available so there should be one that is comfortable yet provides a good seal. Many have associated restless leg syndrome or periodic limb movement disorder, therefor aggressively treating that effectively seems to allow for more comfort with cpap.See 1 more doctor answer
Mechanism: CPAP is considered the most effective treatment of OSA. Its beneficial effects are related to the normalization of breathing during sleep and to the prevention of nocturnal desaturations. Upper airway patency is maintained with NCPAP by a pneumatic splinting effect while changes in lung volume and pre-apnea SaO2 level may be implicated in the improvement of apnea-related desaturations.See 1 more doctor answer
Advice: Excellent advice here: https://www. Sleepapnea. Com/blog/post/92098663671/keeping-it-clean-cpap-hygiene-a-shower-or-bathGet a more detailed answer ›
As often as needed: The specs of each manufacturer vary; but there is no such a thing as too often if the alternative is to not use it.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Keeps airway open: With Sleep apnea. The patient airway collapses. This resulting the patient choking. The patient is thus not breathing. When this occurs the patient gets low oxygen. CPAP prevents airway collapse and keeps the patients breathign regular and avoids desaturations.See 1 more doctor answer
CPAP: CPAP = continuous positive airway pressure. This is typically a device that sits at bedside attached to a hose that attaches to some sort of interface (i.e. Mask) to deliver pressre to the airway either through nose or nose and mouth. The main use is for obstructive sleep apnea but it has been used for other conditions such as respiratory failure or congestive heart failure.See 1 more doctor answer
There are three: Specialists that can help with sleep apnea and CPAP prescriptions. ENT surgeons, pulmonologists and sleep specialists. I'm sure you have many doctors to choose from in your area. Your personal physician can help with a referral.