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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 moreSee 3 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
FATIGUE WITH OSA: Provigil/ nuvigil/adderal/Ritalin/Starttera. Start a gluten free diet WEIGHT LOSS IS CRITICAL .Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. If CPAP or BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. Limit use of sedatives/hypnotics like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) /ambien/lunesta/rozerem. D/W your doctor all options if RLS is present neurontin/Topamax may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Turbinectomy good/better than cpap for mild sleep apnea? Confirmed enlarged upper & lower turb's. Don't want cpap.
How can I treat on the back mild sleep apnea? I am female and normal weight. I snore very loudly and this disturbs my husband.
Sleep Study: You should get a sleep study done either at a sleep study center(best) or have your doctor order at home sleep study (as long as it has some form of positional monitoring) to get an accurate diagnosis first. If no sleep apnea your dentist can fabricate a variety of oral devices that can help with your snoring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a tonsilectomy safe? If so how safe is it? I have mild sleep apnea and huge ttonsils and they want me to have this surgery .....
I have mild sleep apnea (study) but my symptoms are that of severe sleep apnea. Condition only midly improved with cpap and automatic pressure always hitting maximum. Could it be something else?
About apnea: The differential diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea can be quite extensive. If you are not feeling better on cpap, you need to be sure to follow up with your family physician. The practice of medicine is the art of continually checking in on the patient. Be sure your weight is ideal for your height, thyroid is normal, and is your sleep pattern normal. Is there any underlying depression? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can mild sleep apnea cause a person to be so tired and cause a person to fall asleep sitting doing nothing or working at my computer?
Would 9 breathing apneas and blood oxygen levels of 87.5% be considered mild sleep apnea? Would this cause a person to be tired during the day etc?
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
11yr old daughter has mild sleep apnea, tonsils are pretty small. They want to take anoids and tonsils out, is this necessary?
Air is necessary: What is necessry is that your daughter get sufficient air flow during sleep. If she has sleep apnea at age 11, she will likely have much bigger problems as an adult. Tonsils and adenoids are a good place to start, and I am sure that your md would not have recommended it without benefit. Proper sleep and airflow is very important for growth and development. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had sleep study twice, mild sleep apnea. Am 18 years old, what underlying problem could i have? Does it surprise a teens on cpap? Not overweight!
Depends...: If you're 18 and not overweight, obstructive sleep apnea in your case may have numerous possible causes. You should see an ENT doctor for a thorough evaluation of your upper airway anatomy to identify your possible areas of obstruction (e.g. Base of tongue, tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum, dentition, jaw position). Everyone is different so you should get checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a cpap machine 100 % safe for a 6 month old for mild sleep apnea poss due to mild malacia? Or are there side effects?
I have mild sleep apnea and the cpap machine hasn't improved my symptoms. I still wake up tired, unrefreshed, and fatigued. What could be causing this?
See below: please see your pulmonologist it could be something as simple as readjusting your pressure support on your machine. The other consideration is Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) causes insomnia and fatigue is one of its side effects.I have a you patients have suffered from this. Please see your doctor for follow up it's important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and I have been using a cpap machine for 1 1/2 years. And I still wake up every morning exhausted. What to do?
Completed sleep study and have mild sleep apnea. Oxygen recorded during sleep 86%. Will a CPAP machine help ease my high rate of PVCs (20,000) a day.
CPAP and PVCs: Hi Derrick, there is data that demonstrates that CPAP usage does decrease the number of PVCs, but this was only in patients diagnosed with heart failure. Keep in mind that regular CPAP usage should improve any current symptoms related to sleep apnea such as day time fatigue and will also prevent long term complications such as pulmonary hypertension. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do have mild sleep apnea, does it cause these numbers ? Do not smoke, 42 age male
rbc 5.78 hgb 17.9 hct 50.7 mpv 11.6 platelets 216 WBC 8.94 scared
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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