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I have obstructive sleep apnea after gaining weight from steroids. Lately I drool a lot and sometimes foam at the mouth. Why?

I have obstructive sleep apnea after gaining weight from steroids. Lately I drool a lot and sometimes foam at the mouth. Why?

See a specialist: Treating obstructive sleep apnea is a life and death decision! Sleep and oxygen deprivation can trigger severe health problems and decrease quality of life due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. See a sleep specialist for PSG study and proper treatment. Do not procrastinate. ...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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Suffering from sleep apnea and losing weight. What should I do?

Suffering from sleep apnea and losing weight. What should I do?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea and weight loss are not common bedfellows however, if you know you have sleep apnea have you had a sleep study and treatment suggested? If not that is the next step. Get your dr to order a sleep study because the affects of sleep apnea can be fatal and need to be addressed. ...Read more

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My sleep Dr said that if I lose some weight it might help with my CENTRAL SLEEP APNEA. IS THAT TRUE?

My sleep Dr said that if I lose some weight it might help with my CENTRAL SLEEP APNEA. IS THAT TRUE?

That is true.: If someone has sleep apnea, central, obstructive or mixed, the best solution is weight loss if weight loss is needed. ...Read more

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Is weight loss effective at treating sleep apnea?

Is weight loss effective at treating sleep apnea?

Yes: Weight loss is a corner stone of the treatment in sleep apnea. Returning the body mass index to a normal range can lead to an improvement, if not even the cure of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between sleep apnea and weight loss?

Is there a connection between sleep apnea and weight loss?

Yes: Poor sleep leads to a whole series of hormonal events that cause weight gain and difficulty losing weight. Is your sleep apnea treated? Has CPAP been checked to make sure the pressure setting is correct? ...Read more

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How can I treat on the back mild sleep apnea? I am female and normal weight. I snore very loudly and this disturbs my husband.

How can I treat on the back mild sleep apnea?  I am female and normal weight. I snore very loudly and this disturbs my husband.

Sleep Study: You should get a sleep study done either at a sleep study center(best) or have your doctor order at home sleep study (as long as it has some form of positional monitoring) to get an accurate diagnosis first. If no sleep apnea your dentist can fabricate a variety of oral devices that can help with your snoring. ...Read more

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I recently lost thirty pounds and I have sleep apnea. Will the snoring go away since I lost the weight? I feel great and ready to pack up the cpap.

I recently lost thirty pounds and I have sleep apnea. Will the snoring go away since I lost the weight? I feel great and ready to pack up the cpap.

Good job!: Congrats on the weight loss! weight loss can definitely play a big role in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. The amount of weight to loss varies from patient to patient. Te only way to know if you can get rid of the CPAP is to repeat the sleep study. You should contact your doc for this. ...Read more

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My second brother , has sleep apnea. There's a possibility that the excess weight he got can contribute ?

My second brother  , has sleep apnea. There's a possibility that the excess  weight he got can contribute ?

Yes likely: Obesity is a major contributor to sleep apnea. A sleep study if not yet done can help find what type CPAP / bipap would help most until he can lose some weight. Even losing 10% of his weight can help. ...Read more

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I'm 5'8 190 pounds if i lose a lot of weight, could sleep apnea disappear? I'm asking because i wanna join marines but sleep apnea is disqualifcation

You need to find out: The reason for your sleep apnea. Sometimes weight loss can be helpful. However, I am uncertain if you would be able to enter the military with a previous history of CPAP use. http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.htm. ...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. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more