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What is the treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

What is the treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

Various: The gold standard for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea is nasal cpap, or continuous positive airway pressure. However, this is sometimes poorly tolerated. Some case of sleep apnea are treated with oral appliances to advance the mandible and open the airway. Some patients are good candidates for surgical correction to move the jaws forward to open the airway. Treatment depends on many factors. ...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


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What is treatment for sleep apnea ?

What is treatment for sleep apnea ?

Adequate airway: It depends on the level of sleep apnea diagnosed. Since 2006, the american academy of sleep medicine parameters for treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea is titrated oral appliances. In severe level sleep apnea, CPAP devise is indicated. ...Read more

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Is cpap the only treatment for sleep apnea?

Is cpap the only treatment for sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: Impossible to answer withou complete history.Your diagnosis should be based on a sleep study by your md. Cpap, bipap, etc are gold standards, but weigh loss helps, altered medication can help-check with md.If you can't use cpap, an oral appliance like the tap may help.You need to see a dentist that specializes in sleep apnea.Often oral medicine will and dentists in sleep academy. ...Read more

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Treatment/solutions for snoring?

Treatment/solutions for snoring?

Snoring: The reason for the snoring needs to be determined before a fix can be identified. Sometimes a sleep study is needed for this reason. ...Read more

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Is cpap the only treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

Is cpap the only treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

No: According to 2006 american academy of sleep medicine practice parameters, oral appliances are indicated for use in patients with mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea who prefer them over CPAP and should be completed by a dentist with advanced training in sleep medicine. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

What is the best treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

Mechanical: The treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is done only after a formal evaluation by a doctor, preferably a lung specialist. The most frequent treatment is a mechanical breathing apparatus known as CPAP - worn at night. The treatment also usually involves weight loss, avoidance of alcohol and generally keeping oneself healthy by exercising. ...Read more

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Treatment for sleeplessness?

Sleep hygiene: Sleep only when sleepy. If you can’t fall asleep, get up and do something boring until you feel sleepy. Sit quietly in the dark, listen to relaxing music, read something soothing, or have a cup of caffeine free tea. Get up and go to bed the same time every day. Don’t exercise close to bedtime. Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol before bed. Have a light snack with some carb or dairy products. ...Read more

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What is the first treatment for sleep apnea?

What is the first treatment for sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: Several possibilities: losing weight. See an ear nose & throat specialist to evaluate your tonsils, adenoids and sinus wear a CPAP or a custom made dental device that holds your jaw forward while you sleep thereby increasing the airway. ...Read more

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What are treatments for obstructive sleep apnea?

What are treatments for obstructive sleep apnea?

Apnea treatments: Treatment choices include; weight loss, change in sleep position, surgery, positive pressure(cpap) and oral appliances. ...Read more

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Treatment and control for sleep deprivation?

Treatment and control for sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation: Everyone has a natural drive to sleep a certain amount at night. We tend to feel tired if we do not get this. What is your amount? Do you fall asleep during the day? I suggest you try to sleep 8 hours in a row at night for several days to evaluate this. Why are you not sleeping? ...Read more

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What are the options for sleep apnea surgery?

Multiple.: There are multiple options depending on the severity and requires a further evaluation as well as a sleep study and a ct of your head and neck for evalution. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for obstructive sleep apnea?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for obstructive sleep apnea?

CPAP of OSA: Without a doubt, the best (and fastest) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea is CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). ...Read more

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Treatment for headaches?

Treatment for headaches?

Medications : Preventive medications (anti-hypertensives and anti depressants )probably work the best. You can try a few home remedies starting with ice application over back of neck and temples. Other things you could try are warm compresses, massaging your temples, meditation and green tea. Relaxation therapy, biofeedback, meditation and exercise have also shown to help. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my obstructive sleep apnea?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my obstructive sleep apnea?

Depends: If one's sleep apnea is mild then perhaps using breathe rite strips on nose as well as treating with nasal steroid spray is ok otherwise may need to consider CPAP breathing apparatus at bedside and/or nasal soft palate surgery. Of course confirm sleep apnea with a sleep study first. ...Read more

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Treatment for thrombocytosis?

Treatment for thrombocytosis?

Depends on cause: Increase platelet count may be due to iron deficiency and easily treatable. However, there more serious caused of thrmbocytosis, e.g., leukemia. See your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What are the options for obstructive sleep apnea ?

What are the options  for obstructive sleep apnea  ?

4 options: 1. No treatment which increase the risk of serious health problems. 2. Surgery: there are multiple kinds and each has advantages and disadvantages. 3. Cpap: this machine blows air to keep the airway open. 4. An oral appliance: this device holds the lower jaw forward to keep the airway open. Talk with your physician to determine what is best for you. There may be other options. ...Read more

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What is a treatment or prevention for sleep paralysis?

What is a treatment or prevention for sleep paralysis?

See below: Sleep paralysis, if often, usually indicates disruption of sleep and it can point to an underlying medical issue such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy. It is recommended you consult a sleep medicine specialist to discern if this is the case, especially if excessive daytime sleepiness is present. Try to regularize your sleep times ; avoid caffeine, nicotine, ; alcohol near bedtime. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How effectice is laser treatment for snoring?

How effectice is  laser treatment for snoring?

Debatable...: Highly debatable topic, but in general, snoring can be difficult to treat. For many adults, snoring is not caused by one problem area but is a combination of tongue, tonsil, throat, palate, and nose issues. Laser treatment may be ineffective, depending on areas addressed and severity of snoring. It is also important to rule out underlying sleep apnea with a sleep study- see an ENT or pulm. Doctor. ...Read more

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