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Sleep Apnea Oxygen Level
Home sleep study said moderate sleep apnea w/severe oxygen saturation <70 & in-clinic study said no sleep apnea & perfect oxygen levels. Which right?
My reaction: Advise you to sit down with your doctor and go over both studies in full detail, as one of these is clearly WRONG. Although I would favor a clinic outcome due to presence of skilled personnel, I cannot clarify the outcomes from this perspective. Good luck with this. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed w/sleep apnea & was told my oxygen dropped to 68. I know normal levels are in the 90s. What is the effect of levels in the 60s?
Sleep apnea: This is a serious condition. Low levels mean that your system esp. Your brain is suffering from periodic deprivation of normal oxidation of the blood, which is dangerous, you should be under care for the apnea, which often is applying pressured air via a face mask to keep oxygen levels normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would 9 breathing apneas and blood oxygen levels of 87.5% be considered mild sleep apnea? Would this cause a person to be tired during the day etc?
When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, the doctor said my blood oxygen level was normal. Do I actually need a cpap?
CPAP: Normal oxygen does not mean that your oxygen saturation did not drop. If you have symptoms of sleep apnea like daytime somnolence, problems concentrating or with memory or irritability or if you have high blood pressure, stroke/tia, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, you have to be treated. Also moderate and severe osa have to be treated, even w/o anything of the above. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have sleep apnea but sometimes during the day my oxygen level is 90-93%. It feels difficult to breathe. Lung tests came back normal.
Prior ENT exam saw no obstruction relating to sleep apnea. Today diagnosed with/apnea & low oxygen level. Does this mean I have central sleep apnea?
Sleep Study: A sleep physician will order a sleep study that will clarify your condition. CPAP is the usual initial treatment, but your sleep physician will be the one to decide what course of treatment to follow. Low O2 is a serious condition which requires immediate treatment so don't delay. ...Read more
I have an ICD, 2 ASD closures, HF, Enphysema, & recent diag. Of PH & sleep apnea with low O2 levels at night. Does apnea need to be treated 1st & PH 2?
Have moderate sleep apnea W/severe O2 loss. Will treat w/CPAP & oxygen. In future is it possible oxygen can be withdrawn & Cpap alone be adequate?
I have sleep apnea and a hypoxia index of 17. Is 17 bad or good? I am going on cpap and oxygen. Looking for an answer. Thanks!
Moderately bad: Apnea-hypopnea index of 17 means you obstruct (stop breathing) or partially obstruct an average of 17 times per hour (normal is <5). More important, however, is the degree of oxygen deprivation caused by the disruption. I have many patients who have ahi > 90. If your blood o2 levels are low, your regimen is great. If not low, you can use dental device, likely with good success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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