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Define mild sleep apnea?

Define mild sleep apnea?

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 more

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Definition)

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


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Can obstructive sleeep apnea cause mild autism?

Can obstructive sleeep apnea cause mild autism?

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 more

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Can mild obstructive sleep apnea cause rv enlargement in the heart?

Can mild obstructive sleep apnea cause rv enlargement in the heart?

Sleep apnea risk: Any diagnosis of sleep apnea is a risk factor for strain on the heart and its demand for oxygen rich blood transport. How bad your sleep apnea is will determine how quickly you develop problems with your heart and it related organ systems. ...Read more

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What should I do? My echocardiagram shows mild mitral regurgitation, mild diastolic dysfunction, mild tricuspid regurgitation and mild pulmonary hypertension

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

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Can mild obstructive sleep apnea cause mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement? Normal function just enlarged. Left is normal

Can mild obstructive sleep apnea cause mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement?  Normal function just enlarged. Left is normal

RVH: it definitely can; you should a see a sleep specialist for an official evaluation to determine the severity of your sleep apnea and treatment to avoid future problems ...Read more

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I have mild MVP with mild regurgitation. Does these mild MVP can progress to Severe within 4,5 years?

I have mild MVP with mild regurgitation. Does these mild MVP can progress to Severe within 4,5 years?

Mvp: With common MVP and mild MR progression of mitral insufficiency is usually very slow unless endocarditis or something else intervenes. ...Read more

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I have moderate mitral regurgitation, mild tricuspid regurgitation and advanced diastolic dysfunction with transmitral pseunormal . On meds, but next?

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I have moderate mitral regurgitation, mild tricuspid regurgitation and advanced diastolic dysfunction with transmitral pseunormal . On meds, but next?

Continued: Monitoring of mitral valve with serial echocardiograms...Medication adjustments....If the valve continues to degrade over time surgical correction may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can mild sleep apnea untreated for years cause autonomic neuropathy ?

Can mild sleep apnea untreated for years cause autonomic neuropathy ?

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

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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?

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

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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

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F age 60 right side paralyzed. Done echo mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar. Mild lv systolic dysfunction. Mild generalized hypokiensia ?

F age 60
right side paralyzed.
Done echo
mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar.
Mild lv systolic dysfunction.
Mild generalized hypokiensia

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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

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My mother in law suffering from severe global hupokinesia of LV, Severe LV systolic dysfunction, Moderate mitral regurgitation, Mild Aortic reg,sv PAH?

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

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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 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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