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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 2 more doctor answers
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
No: Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by upper airway collapse or flaccidity. It can also be due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Autistic patients can suffer from osa, but osa has not be found to cause autism, although children with autism can have worsened autistic symptoms from untreated osa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I do? My echocardiagram shows mild mitral regurgitation, mild diastolic dysfunction, mild tricuspid regurgitation and mild pulmonary hypertension
Depends: It's hard to say on internet in 400 characters. But some general stuff, if overweight the loose weight. Exercise and get in shape. Get you blood pressure under control. If sleep apnea then get it treated. The good news is that this is all mild at the moment. You have a great opportunity here to make healthy choices and take control of your future health. Check with you cardiologist and dr. ...Read more
Can mild obstructive sleep apnea cause mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement? Normal function just enlarged. Left is normal
Having heart palpitations and chest tightness echo showed mild thickening of mitral leaflet with mild mitral regurgitation, along with mild/ moderate ?
Mitral valve thick: Sorry to hear about your problem.What is your question? ...Read more
I have mild MVP with mild regurgitation. Does these mild MVP can progress to Severe within 4,5 years?
24 female w mild mr mild tr, anterior mvp and 65% EF. And trivial pulmonary insufficiency. No pulmonary hypertension seen. Worried?
Diagnosed with mild mitral valve prolapse, mild regurgitation and mild murmur. Can this cause fatigue and produce chest pains? Wants echo every 2 yr
I have moderate mitral regurgitation, mild tricuspid regurgitation and advanced diastolic dysfunction with transmitral pseunormal . On meds, but next?
Trace mitral and pulmonic regurgitation
Mild concentric LVH. Normal LV systolic function.
Mild tricuspid regurgitation with mild pulmonary hypertens?
Unlikely at your age: Autonomic neuropathy is rare. Chest pain between gerd and heart disease can give autonomic symptoms such as light headedness, shortness of breath. Diabetes, valvular heart disease and brain disorders must be considered. See a neurologist and sleep medicine doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more
Apnea hypopnea index is 23 on bipap machine. I have mostly central brain apneas.I aalso have obstructive apnea and hypopnea?
I have mild to moderate sleep apnea (AHI= 10, desat to 88%) and mild hypothyroid (TSH 5.01). Which is likely causing my fatigue? Which should treat?
Both: It would be easier to treat hypothyroidism as it requires only taking a pill everyday. Once the treatment gets going, try to lose weight and have the sleep apnea re-evaluated after losing 5-10% of body weight. You need a prescription from your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
My doctor diagnosed mild to moderate sleep apnea (AHI = 10 with intermittent desaturations to 88%). Is treatment really necessary? He wants CPAP.
Yes....: If your sleep apnea is left untreated, you could develop significant heart disease, including even sudden cardiac death, as well as lung disease, amongst other things. You will likely notice that you feel a lot better once you have been treated for a while as well. I would urge you to begin CPAP therapy ASAP!! Best of luck to you!! ...Read more
F age 60
right side paralyzed.
mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar.
Mild lv systolic dysfunction.
Mild generalized hypokiensia
ECHO report....: Echo report consistant with possible embolic stroke. Ekg would be helpful. Mom may need coumadin, (warfarin) but in the early stages of the stroke, heparin. There is a large risk of bleeding, so that is why they need to monitor her carefully. No veggitation on the valves, so no sbe. She might have thrown a clot. No evidence of paradoxical emboli either. ...Read more
My mother in law suffering from severe global hupokinesia of LV, Severe LV systolic dysfunction, Moderate mitral regurgitation, Mild Aortic reg,sv PAH?
Heart Failure: Unfortunately it appears that your mother in law is suffering from advanced congestive heart failure and needs aggressive medical treatment and follow up beyond the scope of this forum. A dedicated heart failure program in your area at an academic hospital is a good place to start. Good luck!! ...Read more
I had an echocardiogram show severe mitral regurgitation, moderate /severe tricuspid regurgitation &mild to moder pulmonic regurge. Is surgery option?
Mitral regurgitation: You should have this discussion with a cardiologist who can evaluate you and your status and review your data. Surgery is an option for many patients with severe mitral regurgitation but more is involved in the evaluation than what you have above, any recommendation from here has to be to see a cardiologist personally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer