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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
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
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 GT enlarged thyroid wit 60g goiter. All I wanna do is sleep,can't get enough I'm fatigue can't eat without severe belly pains an body sweats,diarrhe?
Large goiter: I cannot think of any reason why you have not been referred to a thyroid surgeon. Please have your doctor set this up! ...Read more
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
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