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Sleep Apnea Ahi Score
Having my tonsils and uvula removed on tuesday. Sleep apnea score is 29. Worried about uvula removal and side effects from this. Suggestions on this?
Airway restriction: They plan this surgery to increase the size of your airway opening. Did a CPAP not work? Are your tonsils so large that you're trapping food while eating, thereby having difficulty swallowing too? Are you obese? Major weight loss has been shown to help, if kept off. These are all factors that need to be considered when surgery is your treatment choice. Moderate post-op pain is a side effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep Study terms: Periodic breathing: is a respiratory pattern of young infants during the first few weeks of life and is due to “immaturity.” The Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) is an air flow decrease 70% for at least 10 seconds with persistent respiratory effort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have sleep apnea. Cpap reduced ahi to below 1. Still tired. What tests rec. Before stimulating meds? Any stimulants not raise bp? Hard to focus@work
A few rule out tests: I would suggest keeping a sleep diary of how much sleep you get for 2 weeks, repeating the sleep study with your CPAP on then performing a mwt (maintenance of wakefulness test). This will determine if you're getting enough quantity of sleep. You should also have blood work done that rules out hypothyroidism, anemia, kidney or liver disease. Consult with your doctor and sleep specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are alternative treatments to mild obstructive sleep apnea(AHI of 8/H) other than CPAP/BiPAP!
Are there any side effects that will arise from them?
65yo dad just diagnosis with severe central sleep apnea. Ahi 35, 0 min REM sleep. Causing poor memory, concentration problems, difficulty problem solving?
No cure: There is high failure rate of surgical procedures for sleep apnea. Best treatment is the CPAP mask adjusted to the right pressure. There are some that automatically adjust themselves for the best pressure. Need to get the most comfortable mask & less noisy machine .Complications of surgery include airway obstruction, bleeding, hematoma, infection, pain, death, dysphagia, velopharyngeal etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It has been published that it affects 4% of men and 2% of women, but personally, i think it is much higher. Unfortunately, it has been given lower priority than other medical conditions. That is now changing as we are discovering that is is associated with considerable medical and psychiatric morbidity and even mortality. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep study: Talk to your doctor about a sleep study. Symptoms of sleep apnea include non refreshing sleep, waking at night gasping for air, sleepiness during the day, dry mouth in the morning, feeling of paralysis while falling asleep or waking from sleep. Also look up epsworth sleepiness scale. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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