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Sleep Apnea Due To Goiter
I have a goiter as well as enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Possible sleep apnea. Can goiter play a role in sleep apnea or just soft palative tissues?
Yes: Yes, obstructive sleep apnea is worsened by any factors that create blockage in the upper airway (throat). Extra tissue in a redundant ('floppy') soft palate, hypertrophied adenoids or tonsils, or even, rarely, a thyroid enlarged by goiter large enough to push the airway inward and narrow it further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Splinting: Obstructive apnea is often a "side-effect" of the body's self-preservation mode during sleep. The same mechanisms that prevent us from acting out our dreams (think sleep walking and its risks). When muscles are "paralyzed" in sleep, the loss of tone of the muscles of the throat result in partial (snoring) or complete (apnea) collapse when inhaling. CPAP or dental devices splint the airway open. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
22 month son had tonsilectomy 2wks ago due to obstructive sleep apnea. Still waking 4 + times a night. Improvement in sleep habits & behavior soon?
Is it ok to take flonase indefinitely (as in for the rest of one's life)? I was prescribed flonase due to allergies exacerbating sleep apnea.
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return of 1 vien? Does it need to be treated ? My rv is mildy enlarged but they think thats due to sleep apnea and high altitude in el paso tx
You need an echo: An echocardiogram will diagnose the problem; a cardivascular MRI will confirm it and show how severe it is. Sometimes, a cardiac catheterization is needed to provide adequate detail. The latter will also show whether or not the enlarged rv is due to the anomalous vein rather than to sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 1 year old. He had adenoidectomy 3 weeks back due to snoring & sleep apnea. He still snores and wakes up at night. Is this normal? Next step
Mgt: It can occur, especially in the early post operative period. Were his tonsils also removed? There are many areas of the airway that can contribute to snoring. Usually a nasal steroid is prescribed to reduce nasal swelling. A virtual consult is available on line www. healthtap,com/DosanjhMD Code; NCYHPZ ...Read more
Can septoplasty cause sleep apnea? I've read sleep apnea is due to obstructed breathing. So if septoplasty leaves a lot of scarring, could it be enough to obstruct breathing and cause sleep apnea? My sister has sleep apnea and uses a cpap machine. I don'
Septoplasty...apnea: On the contrary, septoplasty is supposed to increase air flow. There will always be scarring after surgery but scarring results in tightening and shrinkage of tissue. Many early snoring surgeries were aimed at creating scar tissue to tighten the palatal tissue and in theory increasing the airway opening. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Female mid's 50s, Eurasian. Eye dr thinks I have sleep apnea due to the shape of my eyes and need sleep study. Eyes have been this shape since birth. No other symptom? I like my Asian eyes. What?
Hmmm: Dx of sleep apnea is typically based on sleep problems and nocturnal respiratory findings (polysomnography). Odd to attempt to dx by eyes. Can he/she give you the name of a syndrome you can review on the net to see if it might apply to you? If not, sounds questionable. Are you sure you understood him/her correctly? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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