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Which is worse? Untreated sleep apnea or untreated ms? I know both are bad, just curious which is more dangerous

Which is worse? Untreated sleep apnea or untreated ms? I know both are bad, just curious which is more dangerous

treat both: Sleep apnea can eventuate in blood pressure problems, potential cardiac issues, pulmonary emboli, and strokes. If any of these events occur, most are sudden and relatively permanent quite often. Untreated ms may be more gradual but sudden relapses have occurred, and once signs of disability occur, reversibility is unlikely. So, complications from either can be rather catastrophic. Don't ignore. ...Read more

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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I have dcm and a crt-d and untreated sleep apnea. This morning before getting out of bed, my head was spinning & i almost passed out. Vertigo?

I have dcm and a crt-d and untreated sleep apnea. This morning before getting out of bed, my head was spinning & i almost passed out. Vertigo?

Call cardiologist : With severe cardiomyopathy and a crt-d, you can't assume a simple or harmless cause for any kind of dizziness. We used to believe that heart problems wouldn't produce vertigo-type dizziness, but recent studies have proven that assumption false. Get in to see your doctor, preferably your cardiologist, asap. ...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 risks result from leaving sleep apnea untreated?

What risks result from leaving sleep apnea untreated?

Multiple Risks: There is an increased risk of heart attack and stroke with untreated sleep apnea. It also slows down metabolism which leads to weight gain or difficulty in loosing weight. It is linked to several arrhythmias, heart disease, difficult to control blood pressure and blood sugar. It is also linked to eye disease. More research is still needed to find all the effects. ...Read more

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Can mild sleep apnea untreated for years cause autonomic neuropathy ?

Can mild sleep apnea untreated for years cause autonomic neuropathy ?

Unlikely at your age: Autonomic neuropathy is rare. Chest pain between gerd and heart disease can give autonomic symptoms such as light headedness, shortness of breath. Diabetes, valvular heart disease and brain disorders must be considered. See a neurologist and sleep medicine doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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My penis shrinks during exercise and even while sitting doing nothing. Ive sleep apnea untreated and borderline low testosterone. What could it be?

My penis shrinks during exercise and even while sitting doing nothing. Ive sleep apnea untreated and borderline low testosterone. What could it be?

Penis size chg: Size change of penis with temperature, activity, rest is ordinary. This reflects blood in the sinusoidal vessels of the shaft, which can expand or contract with various influences. ...Read more

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Do dreams play "catch up" when you're sleep deprived (untreated apnea/fibro for yrs)? Been dreaming almost nightly about an ex-bf I left 6 yrs ago.

Take care of yoursel: People dream nightly for many reasons, such as medication side effects, psychological conflicts or untreated medical conditions that interfere with the quality of your sleep. The most important thing is to have your sleep apnea and fibromyalgia effectively treated. Please seek help from a sleep medicine doctor and a physician who can treat fibromyalgia. Taking care of yourself is very important. ...Read more

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What happens if central.sleep apnea goes untreated? I had a sleep study and can't tolerate the cpap. I'm so scared. what test should I have?

What happens if central.sleep apnea goes untreated? I had a sleep study and can't tolerate the cpap. I'm so scared. what test should I have?

Try again : Sleep apnea can cause a fair number of problems over the years. Getting used to a CPAP takes time and you need to work with your respiratory therapist to get the appropriate fitting. If you absolutely cannot use the CPAP surgery may need to be considered but should be the last resort. Sleep apnea should not be ignored ...Read more

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I'm an 18 year old having untreated super high bp, erectile dysfunction, sleep apnea and chronic ptsd. Have you ever known of an 18 year old with so many problems?

I'm an 18 year old having untreated super high bp, erectile dysfunction, sleep apnea and chronic ptsd. Have you ever known of an 18 year old with so many problems?

Yes, I have: It sounds like you need at least 3 doctors -- a primary care one, a psychiatrist, and a psychologist -- all working together with you on your problems. Using stimulants could possibly explain the hypertension. But if' you're not doing that, i'm sure your primary care doctor will be tracking down other possible causes. Ptsd can cause intense anxiety, but not usually sustained hypertension. ...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. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more