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If you have pulmonary hypertension secondary to sleep apnea, how long did it take to develop?

If you have pulmonary hypertension secondary to sleep apnea, how long did it take to develop?

It's hard to say.: Inadequate sleep prevents the body from healing itself which leads to inflammation in the body. Inflammation is key cause of many health problems like asthma, hypertension, arthritis, and auto-immune disorders, have an obvious inflammatory component. Treating sleep apnea helps to lower systemic inflammation, which might prevent or help remedy some serious health problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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I'm a 53 yr old female 210 lbs diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension # is 42 up from #33 edema, sob on exerting no sleep apnea hx of asthma ?

I'm a 53 yr old female 210 lbs diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension # is 42 up from #33 edema, sob on exerting no sleep apnea hx of asthma ?

Pulm HTN: Is a common condition that has many causes. Longstanding asthma and obesity could be the causes for u but there are many possibilities. Often, SOB and edema are treated with diuretic i.e. Lasix (furosemide) or spironolactone. This is a good discussion of pulm Htn, best wishes... http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=1924&page=8 ...Read more

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Why can't we take tramadol when we have sleep apnea induced asthma and a seizure disorder? WHat can happen if we take the max of 4 tramadol???????????

Why can't we take tramadol when we have sleep apnea induced asthma and a seizure disorder? WHat can happen if we take the max of 4 tramadol???????????

3 points of interest: 1. Unresolved infection at the occiput makes sleep apnea more significant. 2. Frequently seizures are the result of stage 2 Lyme disease. 3. Every significant case of asthma tests positive for mold toxicity. in my clinical experience. Specialized urine testing to diagnose mold toxins ...Read more

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How long does it take for sleep apnea to cause hypertension? I am a 24 y old and I have hypertension. Should I have a sleep study for sleep apnea?

How long does it take for sleep apnea to cause hypertension? I am a 24 y old and I have hypertension. Should I have a sleep study for sleep apnea?

Maybe: Do you have other signs or symptoms such as snoring, grinding your teeth, day time sleepiness, morning headaches, overweight, greater than a 15" neck, diabetes, lack of concentration, memory problems? If yes, then you should talk to your doctor. Sleep apnea is the #1 cause of hypertension. ...Read more

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I heard that if you have sleep apnea you will more than likely have a seizure? Or a stroke if not treated I have had several seizures and one stroke.

I heard that if you have sleep apnea you will more than likely have a seizure? Or a stroke if not treated I have had several seizures and one stroke.

Treat sleep apnea: The standard therapy involves a C-PAP unit, but some custom dental splints work in many. Yes, sleep apnea does provide a risk, and needs focused intervention. But also, you should be taking anti-epileptic meds, and stroke preventatives. See a neurologist and address all of this ...Read more

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Neurologist thinks sleep apnea caused my mom's seizure. Does this seem reasonable? Neurologists and pathologists only please

Neurologist thinks sleep apnea caused my mom's seizure. Does this seem reasonable? Neurologists and pathologists only please

Maybe: I could not find information that linked sleep apnea to being the only cause of seizures. But it has been reported to worsen seizure activity that might have been caused by a stroke, scar or other cause. It also has been reported that seizures at nite during sleep might be misdiagnosed as sleep apnea. In any case both issues need to be evaluated and treated by an experienced specialists. ...Read more

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Would an in-lab overnight assessment for sleep apnea also identify seizures during sleep, if they were occurring?

Would an in-lab overnight assessment for sleep apnea also identify seizures during sleep, if they were occurring?

sleep study: An overnight supervised sleep study would monitor all vital signs including oxygen levels and would make note of any seizures as well as brain activity. ...Read more

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What should I do about my husband's mood swings , short term memory loss from being on topiramate and having sleep apnea and grand mall seizures?

What should I do about my husband's mood swings , short term memory loss from being on topiramate and having sleep apnea and grand mall seizures?

Very complicated : Phenobarbital can worsen sleep apnea. Topiramate and Phenobarbital and sleep apnea can all affect memory loss. Keppra, (levetiracetam) topiramate, and phenobarbital, do not prevent mood swings. Keppra, (levetiracetam) in fact, could cause profound suicidal depression with and without hallucinations. Basically, it sounds like your husband's care is being managed by a neurologist and you need to get a psychiatrist involved and also a sleep medicine specialist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I just had a sleep study that revealed bad sleep apnea. Also it said that i had epileptic seizures in my brain. What does that mean?

I just had a sleep study that revealed bad sleep apnea.  Also it said that i had epileptic seizures in my brain.  What does that mean?

Must seek treatment: Often epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea (osa) go hand in hand. Sleep problems are a double-edged sword; epilepsy disturbs sleep and sleep deprivation aggravates epilepsy. People who experience involuntary movement while they sleep tend to wake up tired and without energy in the morning. Deprivation of sleep over prolonged periods of time can cause cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular beating. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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