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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Goiter Removal For Sleep Apnea

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Definition)

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


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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'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?

Tiredness: Your tsh level is borderline elevated suggesting underactive thyroid, but what about other thyroid testing like t3 or t4? Perhaps an evaluation by a thyroidologist or endocrinologist would be advisable. ...Read more

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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.

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.

High TSH: Your TSH is slightly high and if it is 7.63 in dec 2011 and 4.34 in march 2012 then you do not need to take thyroid medicine, it needs to be checked along with T4 ant3 levels.Repeat in three months, you dont need to check every month. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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What causes sleep apnea if one os not overweight and has no history. Tmj, clenching, stiff neck muscles, psychiatric medication?

What causes sleep apnea if one os not overweight and has no history. Tmj, clenching, stiff neck muscles, psychiatric medication?

All or none: I have seen many patients for an oral mouthpiece for sleep apnea that are not overweight. A thorough screening and health history with a sleep professional is required to hopefully rule out some of the other causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

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


Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

A condition in which you stop 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