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Is breathing supposed to hurt after using a cpap machine all night?

Is breathing supposed to hurt after using a cpap machine all night?

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

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Cpap Machine (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Hello and thanks. I have been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea...I stop breathing 47 times a night. Is there any other cure other than a cpap machine?

Hello and thanks. I have been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea...I stop breathing 47 times a night. Is there any other cure other than a cpap machine?

Treat causes:: With osa, weight loss, exercise, and certain surgical procedures can often times be quite effective (uppp, somnoplasty, septoplasty) reducing the severity of your sleep apnea. In mild to moderate cases, a custom oral appliance can be fabricated for you in lieu of cpap. You have indicated though that you have been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, so CPAP is definitely the gold standard. ...Read more

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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'

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

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Sleep study just revealed i have: moderate sleep fragmentation, leg movement, mild apnea, and sleep disordered breathing (hypopnea). Can this be treated? Nurse said a cpap machine wouldn't help me, but referring to respirology. Anything i can take (supp

Sleep study just revealed i have: moderate  sleep fragmentation, leg movement, mild apnea, and sleep disordered breathing (hypopnea). Can this be treated?  Nurse said a cpap machine wouldn't help me, but referring to respirology. Anything i can take (supp

See a Sleep MD: It depends on your actual sleep study. I would have it reviewed with a sleep physician. Sometimes patients with mild apnea and significant daytime symptoms do benefit from cpap. Also, depending on the significance of the leg movements, getting that taken care of will help as well. ...Read more

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Why does the cpap machine hurt my lungs when I am wearing the mask?

Why does the cpap machine hurt my lungs when I am wearing the mask?

Shouldn't hurt: Perhaps the pressure is too high and you need an adjustment? Talk to your sleep apnea doctor. This should not be a painful intervention. ...Read more

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Why do I still wake up in the night to go to the bathroom even with a cpap machine?

Why do I still wake up in the night to go to the bathroom even with a cpap machine?

Prostate unchanged: CPAP does not control blood glucose nor shrink prostate. There are other causes for a nighttime trip to the bathroom. ...Read more

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How can I overcome the stigma of using a cpap machine?

How can I overcome the stigma of using a cpap machine?

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

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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (Definition)

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


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more