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How relevant is nasal obstruction to sleep-related breathing disorders? Most doctors seem solely focused on the pharynx.

How relevant is nasal obstruction to sleep-related breathing disorders? Most doctors seem solely focused on the pharynx.

UARS: Very relevant! upper airway resistance syndrome can be a large factor involved with sleep related breathing disorders. Please consider seeing dentists who are trained in dental sleep medicine while there is no current speicalty in this area currently, seek those who are diplomate status in the american academy of dental sleep medicine (aadsm). Also those who use acoustical rhinometry! ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I have a grandson that is 8 weeks old with acid reflux disease. Right now he's suffering from pharynx congestion. What can we give for the congestion?

I have a grandson that is 8 weeks old with acid reflux disease. Right now he's suffering from pharynx congestion. What can we give for the congestion?

Couple things: Treat one nostril at a time. Put a few drops of saline spray, like ayr for babies, in one side, then squeeze the bulb syringe until flat and insert into the side with the saline, open when in the nostril an it will suck out the saline and the congestion, remove it, clean it and repeat on the other side . Use a cool mist humidifier in the sleeping room. ...Read more

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What is small airway disease? How to fix it?

What is small airway disease? How to fix it?

Check with your doc: This could be a lot of stuff. Or possibly a falsely abnormal result. Check with your lung doc. It may indicate early lung disease. Better be safe. ...Read more

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What is minimal airway disease and what all causes it?

What is minimal airway disease and what  all causes it?

Not sure: May be referring to reactive airway disease which is an asthma like disorder where allergies or exertion can stimulate wheezing. Ask your doctor for more complete information on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are non-traditional drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

Check with MD: You need to talk to your md about your mallampati, airway, potential soft tissue in pharyngeal wall, and discuss sleep hygiene, cpap, and/or mrd treatment options. ...Read more

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What are some alternative drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

What are some alternative drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

Asthma: Are you describing something other than asthma? Alternatives to inhaled corticosteroids and beta-agonists? Some include inhaled anticholinergics, leukotriene modifying agents, cromolyn, theophyline, steroids, Xolair (with many alternative "biologics" in the pipeline). ...Read more

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How is the diagnosis of reactive airway disorder made in children?

How is the diagnosis of reactive airway disorder made in children?

Similar to asthma:: A child who comes in with an airway obstruction that responds to bronchodilators (like albuterol) likely has rad. ...Read more

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What is reactive airway disease?

What is reactive airway disease?

Reactive airway: Reactive airway disease merely means that the bronchioles are responding to an outside allergen resulting in constriction of the smooth muscles. Typical examples are bronchial asthma and bronchitis. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have reactive airway disease?

What can I do if I have reactive airway disease?

Prevention is best: There are usually specific triggers such as smoke inhalation, allergens, and upper respiratory infections that exacerbate the reactive airway. Avoidance of your individual triggers is best. Once an episode is triggered, bronchodilators and inhaled steroids are usually necessary, sometimes oral steroids may be required. ...Read more

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Pharynx Disorders (Definition)

Pharynx disorders are any problems of the ...Read more