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Non Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Tonsils & Adenoids: The most common cause of osa in children are chronically enlarged tonsils and adenoids. A competent ENT specialist can evaluate if this is the cause in a particular situation. They can distiquish if the condition is contributing to osa or may be csa (central sleep apnea). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is also known as 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
Airway obstruction: 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 type of sleep disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No!: If you will be without electricity, make sure you buy or rent a battery that will last the duration of your vacation. If you will be traveling internationally, make sure your pap machine can adapt to different voltages, or buy an adaptor. Lastly, if you will be going on a cruise or somewhere is questionable water quality, request distilled bottled water to be available for your humidifier. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of people do: 24% of men and 9% of women 30-60 years of age in the USA will qualify for OSA if allcomers are studied by an overnight sleep study. If only people who complain of daytime sleepiness are included, then the number drops precipitously to: 4% of men and 2% of women. Still, a pretty high prevalence, isn't it? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 ways: First, if you are obese, lose weight. This will help but not probably not eliminate it. Second, get a sleep study, and if already diagnosed, use a CPAP machine per your md's instructions. If that fails, third, see a dentist trained in making oral appliances for apena. Fourth, you can discuss surgical options with your md, to see if they would be appropriate for you. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Indirectly: Untreated sleep apnea causes drops in oxygen levels during sleep, this causes a release of catecholamines which are of "stress hormones". Over time this can increase the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Overtime these can lead to death. In addition the sleep deprivation leads to increase car accidents, which can be fatal. Treatment helps avoid this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Apnea: Obstrutive due to dynamic narrowing of upper airway (nose/throat/wind pipe) by a large tongue, jaw deformities, obesity. Pt usually snores. Central apnea there is no obstruction, usually no snoring . Conditions like heart-kidney failure, stroke, sedatives cause brainstem to decrease respiratory drive when sleeping. Need to treat the conditions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CPAP: The treatment involves sleeping with a pressurized mask called cpap. In sleep apnea, excessive soft tissue in the throat, can relax during deep sleep, this blocks the airway and drops oxygen levels , disrupting sleep and causing other problems. A mask hooked to a machine that applies a low level of air pressure keeps the airway open. Many with osa are overweight and weight loss also helps much. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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