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Thyroid Goiter Removal For Sleep Apnea
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
Sleep apnea has two causes. It may be 'central' or 'obstructive'. Central apnea occurs as a disorder in the way the brain controls breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is much more common and involves an anatomical blockage of the airway. Usually, the tongue blocks the airway, preventing the passage of air between the a sleep study is needed to diagnose particular ...Read more
Tested for thyroid testing but the result isnt out yet.Also have sleep apnea happen 3-4 times everyday. Can this mean I have thyroid? Is it related?
Thyroid: Almost everyone has a thyroid. So to to worry. Get back with us when you have results. ...Read more
I'm always tired. Tests showed I have mild to moderate sleep apnea (AHI 10) but TSH was 4.54. Obviously treating Sleep Apnea. Thyroid ok to not treat?
I have antiphopholipid syndrome, as well as asthma, sleep apnea and low thyroid. What suggestions would you give for finding a new primary care doc?
Internist in group: Find an internist in a multi-specialty group which has a rheumatologist and an allergist or pulmonologist in the group. ...Read more
My legs feel weird heavy tired after walking 100 ft. am i just out of shape? i try to do quite a bit of walking. I have sleep apnea low thyroid hi bp
Do I need to be put on thyroid meds. Tsh of 7.63, 3.77 & 4.34 btw dec 2011 to mar 2012? I also have low testosterone & sleep apnea.
I was to the doctor today for my monthly checkup due to low thyroid and sleep apnea well I've had back problems in the past.. no reflexes why?
HYPOREFLEXIA: HYPOREFLEXIA IS SYMETRIC CAN BE SEEN WITH HYPOTHYROIDISM. CHECK TFTS!! Start a gluten free diet WEIGHT LOSS IS CRITICAL .Wholeapproach.com gutblisscom. If CPAP or BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. Limit use of sedatives/hypnotics like ambien/lunesta/rozerem. D/W your doctor all options if RLS is present neurontin/Topamax may help. Provigil&Nuvigil 4 FATIGUE! ...Read more
I have a short neck compared to my length but i don't snore . Can I have sleep apnea without snorig . Suffering from drowsiness and morning headaches?
See below: You may not realize you snore at night. Additionally, it is not so much snoring that makes up sleep apnea, but the gasping or choking for breath at night periodically. With those other symptoms you have as well, it is recommended you see a sleep medicine doctor for evaluation. Hope that helps! ...Read more
I had a biopsy of a reoccuring winter-time rash on my neck, and the results suggested possible cutaneous lupus. Can untreated sleep apnea raise risk?
No evidence: The is no evidence available that links cutaneous lupus with untreated sleep apnea. Sleep apnea tends to have more cardiovascular risks such as a heart attack, stroke or even contributing to blood clots. If there is a suspicion of sleep apnea, talk to your doctor about getting tested and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes sleep apnea if one os not overweight and has no history. Tmj, clenching, stiff neck muscles, psychiatric medication?
Is sleep apnea caused by not getting enough oxygen through my nose or is the problem sourced in my neck? I have chronic nasal congestion.
Not your nose: People with complete nasal blockade will simply begin to breathe through their mouth while asleep. This is not sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is closure of the airway due to obstruction of tissue in the back of the throat (posterior pharynx) and it requires surgery or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to open it. ...Read more
Everyday im congested, headache, neck pain, ent dr thinks is just sleep apnea i couldnt do excersice cause vertigo what should i do? im type 2 diabeti
Sleep apnea and DM2: Your doctor may be correct about your sleep apnea but you must be referred to a specialist that can help you. Regarding type 2 diabetes - please stop that term. Type 2 diabetes can be totally removed once you have a good diet and good exercise. Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian. You can and will get rid of type 2 diabetes once you get in under control. ...Read more
How do I know of I have sleep apnea our upper airway resistance syndrome? What came first? Cause of breathing difficulty? Tight neck muscles quickly
Dear Dr, feeling in my eyes lights are too bright feel dizzy with very sore sides of neck front and tight jaw knot in back of neck sleep apnea 6 weeks?
Ok. Since birth 3 yo had 6 chest X-ray for meconium, one brain CT to r/o brain bleed and 4 neck x-rays for sleep apnea. All necessary. Cancer risk?
This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...Read more
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