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If a 4 yr old has obstructive sleep apnea could there be neurological issues?

If a 4 yr old has obstructive sleep apnea could there be neurological issues?

Yes: In most case treat these children for adhd, just have them remove the adenoid and tonsil in most cases resolve the issue as your child start breathing normally again. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more


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Im 19.i have low T,chronic stress,sleep apnea,neurological issues. its hard for me to get very erect. my doc gave me Cialis but im scared of effects!!

Im 19.i have low T,chronic stress,sleep apnea,neurological issues. its hard for me to get very erect. my doc gave me Cialis but im scared of effects!!

Could wait on Cialis: If you're uncomfortable with taking Cialis then, why not ask your doctor if it wouldn't make sense to first try and address some of your other problems conservatively and/or with cognitive behavioral therapy and see if things get better. If not, you can always come back to medication later. ...Read more

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Prior ENT exam saw no obstruction relating to sleep apnea. Today diagnosed with/apnea & low oxygen level. Does this mean I have central sleep apnea?

Prior ENT exam saw no obstruction relating to sleep apnea. Today diagnosed with/apnea & low oxygen level. Does this mean I have central sleep apnea?

Sleep Study: A sleep physician will order a sleep study that will clarify your condition. CPAP is the usual initial treatment, but your sleep physician will be the one to decide what course of treatment to follow. Low O2 is a serious condition which requires immediate treatment so don't delay. ...Read more

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How do you treat central sleep apnea?

How do you treat central sleep apnea?

Depends: First the cause of the central sleep apnea should be treated. Very sophisticated machines called asv (adaptive servoventilation) can treat the central sleep apnea. ...Read more

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How does a cpap help central sleep apnea?

How does a cpap help central sleep apnea?

Gold standard: Regardless, central or obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP machine provides a positive flow of air into the nasal passages to keep the airway open. ...Read more

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What happens if central.sleep apnea goes untreated? I had a sleep study and can't tolerate the cpap. I'm so scared. what test should I have?

What happens if central.sleep apnea goes untreated? I had a sleep study and can't tolerate the cpap. I'm so scared. what test should I have?

Try again : Sleep apnea can cause a fair number of problems over the years. Getting used to a CPAP takes time and you need to work with your respiratory therapist to get the appropriate fitting. If you absolutely cannot use the CPAP surgery may need to be considered but should be the last resort. Sleep apnea should not be ignored ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a mild obs sleep apnea. But my resmed S9 auto has recently been detecting central sleep apnea frequently instead. Is it accurate?

Somewhat: if your machine is registering more frequently that expected, I suggest you repeat a sleep study. These machines are a bit more sensitive than a formal testing apparatus, but this is a sign you should look into. Get a formal sleep study done to make sure ...Read more

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I have "central sleep apnea." what is cure?

I have "central sleep apnea." what is cure?

See cardiologist: Central sleep apnea is most commonly a reflection of heart failure and will improve if heart condition is treated and improved. There are other predominantly neurological causes that are much harder to treat, but they are uncommon. Specialized breathing machine can mitigate central sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What does central sleep apnea syndrome mean?

What does central sleep apnea syndrome mean?

Central sleep apnea: It means that your brain is not sending the "you have to breath signal" to your chest and lungs. Your airways remain open in this case. You will need a special ventilator that breath for you when you don`t get the order. ...Read more

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If I have central sleep apnea will a mad help?

If I have central sleep apnea will a mad help?

Sleep apnea: Mads are designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea. They are not considered appropriate for central apneas. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Literally it is stopping breathing during sleep. There are 2 main types. Obstructive the most common. Central the less common. When people speak about sleep apnea they usually refer to obstructive where you cannot breathe due to ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more