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Can sleep apnea effect ability to exercise?

Can sleep apnea effect ability to exercise?

Sleep Apnea: Sleep apnea causes sleepiness, tiredness, lack of motivation, depressive symptoms and can reduce ability to exercise. It also increases ghrelin which stimulates appetite. ...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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Could having sleep apnea for so many years be the cause in having breathing problems when i exercise?

Could having sleep apnea for so many years be the cause in having breathing problems when i exercise?

Potentially: Sleep apnea causes cardiovascular problems and pulmonary hypertension. But also, many other factors like nasal valve and septum issues, narrow posterior airway, cardiomyopathy, valvular problems, and many more be the cause as well. ...Read more

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My penis shrinks during exercise and even while sitting doing nothing. Ive sleep apnea untreated and borderline low testosterone. What could it be?

My penis shrinks during exercise and even while sitting doing nothing. Ive sleep apnea untreated and borderline low testosterone. What could it be?

Penis size chg: Size change of penis with temperature, activity, rest is ordinary. This reflects blood in the sinusoidal vessels of the shaft, which can expand or contract with various influences. ...Read more

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I used to think more clearly and be more focused. Is it normal to feel cognitive decline in my 30's? Sleep apnea & pain-related? What can I do?

I used to think more clearly and be more focused. Is it normal to feel cognitive decline in my 30's? Sleep apnea & pain-related? What can I do?

Sleep apnea: 38 F from PA with sleep apnea. Asks if it is normal to have cognitive Decline in 30s. ANS: no but if you have OSA and are not using CPAP properly then this can do it. Check with your OSA DR. It will quickly reverse the problem it that is the cause. ...Read more

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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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Who can have sleep apnea?

Who can have sleep apnea?

Anyone: Anyway can have sleep apnea. Young/old, male/female, obese/underweight, healthy/multiple medical problems. There are a lot of risk factors you wouldn't think about including smoking, reflux and congenital deformities even when repaired (cleft palate). ...Read more

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How do you diagnose sleep apnea?

Sleep Study: The only way to diagnose sleep apnea is through a overnight test called a polysomnogram. ...Read more

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How do you control sleep apnea?

How do you control sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea.: The only way to tell if you truly have sleep apnea is by doing a sleep study. If you have suspected sleep apnea, it is a good idea to try to lose weight if you are heavy to see if that solves the problem. If it does not, then a sleep study may be necessary. If that confirms sleep apnea, wearing a mask with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) while sleeping usually helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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How di u know u hsve sleep apnea?

How di u know u hsve sleep apnea?

Tape yourself : The easiest way to determine whether you have sleep apnea is to take a tape recorder and tape your sleep at night. The next day rewind and listen to see if you snore and have your irregular respirations. If there is a pause and you hear some gasping that is sleep apnea. At that point you should have sleep study which will confirm the diagnosis. Good luck and well wishes. ...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