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Will a cpap machine improve someone with sleep apnea?

Will a cpap machine improve someone with sleep apnea?

Usually: CPAP is the first line treatment of moderate to severe sleep apnea with associated symptoms. However, success rates vary, and a significant number of people need alternative or adjunctive means of treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


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How does forced air machine for sleep apnea work?

How does forced air machine for sleep apnea work?

Sleep Apnea: Thats called the CPAP or autopap they force air and open the airway to breathe during sleep. ...Read more

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I find that sleeping semi-upright greatly improves my OSA. Will a CPAP machine do more for me?

I find that sleeping semi-upright greatly improves my OSA. Will a CPAP machine do more for me?

Most likely: You need to have a polysomnogram study by a MD who specializes in Sleep Medicine. That will diagnose your problem and the best solution. ...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?

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 more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Is dental work covered by Medicare and Medicaid?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Is dental work covered by Medicare and Medicaid?

Medicaid, yes: Medicaid has dental coverage for the adults with low incomes. Medicare is not a source of dental insurance or coverage. For more information, call your social worker. ...Read more

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What is sleep diagnostics and cpap titration to stop snoring?

What is sleep diagnostics and cpap titration to stop snoring?

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 more

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I'm currently on medicare. Will obamacare help pay for prescriptions?

Yes. To some extent: Chances are that if you have medicare part d, you already have limited drug benefit. This should continue. ...Read more

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Why can't my local doctor accepts medicaid and medicare instead of requiring other insurance?

Why can't my local doctor accepts medicaid and medicare instead of requiring other insurance?

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 more

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Cpap (continuous positive airway pressure) in nicu for what?

Cpap (continuous positive airway pressure) in nicu for what?

Keep airway open: It is used to keep the infants airway open, usually for a condition called laryngomalacia, where the airway has a tendency to collapse. ...Read more

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I need info on sleep apnea and cpap?

I need info on sleep apnea and cpap?

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 more

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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?

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

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Is cpap the only treatment for sleep apnea?

Dr. Robert Arm Dr. Arm
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Is cpap the only treatment for sleep apnea?

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 more

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Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Here we go?: No, not related. Treatment is with a c-pap machine are others as you listed. Care is directed by someone trained in sleep disorders. You can have COPD and other lung diseases but not related to sleep apnea. Together, they are difficult. ...Read more

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How to improve performance of sleep apnea cpap machine without docs' help?

How to improve performance of sleep apnea cpap machine without docs' help?

Sleep disturbance: Your pressure may need readjustment your mask / pillows may need readjustment you may have other consition such as RLS or plm disturbing your sleep see a fellowship trained sleep speciaoist. ...Read more

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Chronic obese pain patient. Medicare and Medicaid. Trying to have gastric sleeve bypass need primary for physician supervised diet. ADrive? Thanks

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

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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?

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?

Not a good idea!: CPAP machines are adjusted for the individual patients! The absence of insurance can be discussed with the treating Health Care Provider who may have suggestions where the machine can be FIXED or replaced!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Dr. John Gore
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Medicare (Definition)

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