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Medicine For Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea has two causes. It may be 'central' or 'obstructive'. Central apnea occurs as a disorder in the way the brain controls breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is much more common and involves an anatomical blockage of the airway. Usually, the tongue blocks the airway, preventing the passage of air between the a sleep study is needed to diagnose particular ...Read more
Too confusing.: You named four different issues that have four different causes and four different methods of treatment. I think an actual diagnosis is in order before we entertain any discussion of treatment. ...Read more
CPAP: You are describing a diagnosis of sleep apnea. Snoring is a sign that your airways are collapsing when you go to sleep, so you cannot get air to your lungs even when you try. The best fix is to apply pressure thru a mask, to keep the airways open so you can breathe. This is called cpap. Weight loss, oral appliances, and surgery are adjunctive options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my obstructive sleep apnea until I can see a doctor?
Is there any contraindications anesthetic drug for patients with sleep apnea? I plan to do AF Ablation? generally use local or general anasthethic?
Do any psychiatric drugs or their withdrawals lead to arrythmias or to the development of sleep apnea or is this neuromuscular or a different issue?
Simplify PLEASE!!: You have crammed several different questions together! some psychoactive drugs could/can prolong the qt interval & thus might contribute to an arrhythmia. Cocaine use resulting in arrhythmia is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people- even athletes (len bias) some drugs suppress respiratory drive, leading to apnea, such as the dangerous combo of opiate pain drugs with tranquilizers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insomnia for a year , tried herbal medicine and other medications . Nothing works . No sleep apnea , normal lft, please help?
Have them: Check for upper airway resistance syndrome. In most cases this has been missed in diagnosis since the ahi on sleep test come normal and the oxygen saturation also in normal level. The best indication for that have them check your odi and compare that wit your ahi. If the odi is elevated more than 2x of ahi his may indication of upper airway resistance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TotalT +/- 199ng/dl in over 20 tests.Lh 2.2.Fsh 1.9.BMI 28.5.Sleep apnea.Sleep 8hrs/d.No smoke, drink,drugs.What can I do for normal T other than TRT?
? Pituitary normal: It seems if you have simple hypogonadism, your LH & FSH should be higher for this low level of total testosterone. With over 20 tests, hopefully you have seen an endocrinologist. But I wonder whether there is some cause within the hypothalamus or pituitary gland. You are doing a good job with non-TRT therapies. Continue move toward ideal weight/diet, exercise, stress control, ? selenium & zinc sup ...Read more
Closed airway: Sleep apnea is the closure of the airway or significant narrowing of the airway during sleep. Risk factors include being male, being overweight, having a large neck, being a snorer and having daytime sleepiness. Sleep apnea increases your risk of stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not breathing: Apnea is breath-holding, or not breathing. Some people have periods of time they don't breath while they are asleep. Sometimes it is related to body weight, other times it is neurological. Treatment usually involves weight loss, mouthguards to reposition the mouth, or even cpap. If not treated, this can lead to lung/heart problems, chronic fatigue, weight gain, and high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: It has been published that it affects 4% of men and 2% of women, but personally, i think it is much higher. Unfortunately, it has been given lower priority than other medical conditions. That is now changing as we are discovering that is is associated with considerable medical and psychiatric morbidity and even mortality. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sleep apnea: Fatigue, snoring, daytime sleepiness, stop breathing for a few seconds while sleeping- are a few symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, is frequently associated with increase level of hemoglobin and htn. Sleep study is indicated. CPAP will be the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Gasping for air: Sleep apnea is defined as complete (apnea) or partial obstruction (hypopnia) of the airway during sleep. Typical signs and symptoms are snoring, wake up gasping for air, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Diagnosis is made by a sleep study (polysomnogram) and the main parameter of diagnosis is ahi (apnea-hypopnea index). Mild sleep apnea ranges from 5-10 ahi. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, it is often inherited, but not always. One reason has to do with the fact that we look similar to our relatives. The facial bone growth determines the size of the airway and may be narrow in families with sleep apnea. Other familial factors may be obesity, size of tonsils and adenoids, muscle tone and how we breathe when we sleep. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...Read more
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