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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 physician ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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.
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Yes.Get a more detailed 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. ...Read more
It depends: The pressure is selected with a CPAP titration which is part of a sleep study. A CPAP machine can be set with variable pressure to adjust to changes during sleep. Common settings are 8 to 11 cm of water. ...Read more
I have a cpap machine that I should use but haven't used it for months. What happens? Any implications if not used regularly in case I resume?
Dust it off.: CPAP is hard for some people to tolerate. If you don't use it you will return to the symptoms you had prior to use and you will have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. If you restart using it your risks will decrease and you may feel better. There is no "penalty" for not using it, . ...Read more
Yes but not best: I would recommend distilled only. The machine will last much longer, and it will be healthier for you as well. ...Read more
Patient choice: Whatever pillow is comfortable. If you mean nasal pillow, which is part of the mask, whatever seals properly. ...Read more
CPAP alternatives: The CPAP machine and the many variations of CPAP are the "gold standard" of care for sleep apnea. But many people can't tolerate the machines for a variety of reasons including comfort, claustrophobia, etc. I get a lot of referrals from sleep specialists in the quad cities to make these patients oral mouthpieces, designed to bring the mandible forward and hold it there which opens up the airway. ...Read more
No: Does you machine provide humidified air--if not, you may need a change of machine or up the humidity percent to see if this helps. ...Read more
Technically: Technically you could, since that water would be "distilled". ...Read more
Keep trying: CPAP is the gold standard treatment for osa, and it works very well. Try it, and hang in there...You can get used to it over time. If you just cannot tolerate wearing the cpap, then you have 2 options. #1-see your dentist who can make you a mouthpiece type of appliance than can improve your airflow. #2 talk to your md about surgical options. ...Read more
Thousands!: The best way to treat sleep apnea medically is with CPAP and other positive pressure devices. Obviously weight loss is an integral part of medical management as well. Dental appliances that pull the jaw and tongue forward can also be very helpful with many patients. Surgery can work but must be tailored to the patients anatomical obstruction. Thousands successfully use CPAP to rx their apnea. ...Read more
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