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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
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Chronic obese pain and psych patient trying to have gastric sleeve bypass need physician supervised diet for insurance to cover operation.please help?
Track it 1400: The cheapest and best way to lose weight fast is to use a calorie counter app like myfitnesspal. Reduce calories to 1400 per day. In the app track EVERYTHING that you put in your mouth. DONT take any cheat days or days off otherwise it will be less effective. Drink 2L of water per day. You may find that you will lose a lot of weight and you may not even need the surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For Sleep Apnea: A diagnostic sleep study is data that is painlessly collected by sensors while you are sleeping. This is typically done at a sleep center, and evaluated by an md who is a sleep specialist. Sometimes this data indicates that you stop breathing at night. This is called sleep apnea and the treatment is a CPAP device that helps you breath. Titration, is just the adjustment of this device for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Financial decision: If a doctor accepts medicare and medicaid there is a set fee that one needs to accept.Medicarepays 80 percent of what is considered acceptable payment. Unfortunately medicaid does not pay any additional amount of that 20 percent that medicare does not pay. If one has a secondary insurance they will generally pay the20 percent. In geriatric medicine most insurers don't pay nearly enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disordered breathing: Sleep apnea is the condition of airway obstruction when sleeping, resulting in not getting enough oxygen. This leads to complications such as high blood pressure and daytime sleepiness. It is more common in obese individuals with a large neck. Wt. Loss can bring improvement. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment that holds the airway open while sleeping. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Advanced cardiac issues- how can a patient obtain treatment w/o health insurance or medicare coverage while waiting 2 yrs. For the ssi/cal program?
FQHC : Seek out a fqhc near you. Federally qualified health centers are the best places for uninsured or underinsured patients to recieve their care. ...Read more
Sleep apnea: Impossible to answer withou complete history.Your diagnosis should be based on a sleep study by your md. Cpap, bipap, etc are gold standards, but weigh loss helps, altered medication can help-check with md.If you can't use cpap, an oral appliance like the tap may help.You need to see a dentist that specializes in sleep apnea.Often oral medicine will and dentists in sleep academy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?
My cpap doesn't help w/day sleepiness.Does the air pressure setting influence the amount of oxygen I am getting?Do oral devices sometimes work better?
Chronic obese pain patient. Medicare and Medicaid. Trying to have gastric sleeve bypass need primary for physician supervised diet. ADrive? Thanks
Gastric sleeve: Hi. We don't have all the information on you (BMI, obesity comorbidities), but you may very well meet criteria for sleeve gastrectomy surgery. It can help a lot with weight loss, and doesn't alter the anatomy of the small intestine, so there is generally not a problem with nutrient malabsorption. And depending on the nature of your chronic pain, it may help with that. What does "ADrive" mean? ...Read more
My neighbor have sleep apnea his cpap machine broke no insurance can you buy them at medical supply store and use them as is thans?
Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more