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Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome Treatment
Similar to "OSA": "osa" is obstructive sleep apnea. Uars is repeated arousals from deeper stages of sleep that occur when your upper airway collapses during sleep (its natural for some collapse to occur in everyone). Its a problem when the collapse causes a reduction in airflow, which your brain "sees" then wakes you up to open your airway. Its probably a less severe but similar form of sleep disorder than osa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more
Mum diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Mass in upper right airway caused major blockage. Iressa (gefitinib) treatment opens up airway. Any chances of recovery?
Targeted therapy: Newer targeted therapy agents can be quite beneficial for some patients with lung cancer. This is especially true in female never smokers who may have selected mutations that can be easily targeted with these drugs. However, unfortunately stage IV lung cancer is not curable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only slightly: Blockage of the upper airway includes, the tonsils, the base of the tongue, the shape of the epiglottis, the mobility of the vocal folds and the nasal airway. Although I have never hear of "upper airway resistance syndrome, the major factor in obstructing the upper air way is the base of the tongue. A deviated nasal septum plays a small role. ...Read more
Upper airway infecti: It means a part of upper airways(sinuses, pharynx, trachea) is populated with bacterias . Most of this bacterias creates excessive secretion(yellowish, thick, greenish).And symptoms of stuffed sinuses, throat pain, productive cough, fever , chills.If you have this symptoms go see a doc asap. ...Read more
Discharge letter "subtle ventilation defect seen lower right lobe of lung airways disease (infection) possibility ? Does this mean copd or worse?
Flaky, dry but oily skin around mouth, is there correlation between upper airway resistance syndrome (stricture in hypopharynx) and this? Po breathin?
Doctor can evaluate: A "sleep medicine" doctor can evaluate to see what type of sleep disorder there is. Lip and perioral skin cracking, dryness, or other similar symptoms may be related to "mouth-breathing" or "lip-licking", regardless of whether or not there is uars or some other sleep disorder. Sometimes, a person makes his irritated lips worse by unknowingly using lip balm that he is allergic to. ...Read more
It will increase: Lung compliance is how "stretchy" the lung is. When it gets filled with fluid and cells, like in ards, the lung becomes less flexible, less "stretchy, " and thus less compliant. Consequently, it becomes harder to inflate the lung and breathe, hence the shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decreases: The lung is filled with inflammatory exudate and the compliance decreases as it cannot stretch. This is a classic, we follow that on the ventilator and adjust the settings so that we don't stress out the lungs too much. I hope this answers your question, let me know if i can provide more detail. ...Read more
Yes: Upper GI series will show dysphagia but it wont necessarily show the cause. In sjogrens disease the cause of dysphagia can be due to dry throat, but can also be caused by inflammation in the brain stem. The latter might also cause other symptoms besides just dysphagia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle hernia following fasciotomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome - is treatment necessary? What are risks?
Depends: It depends on how large it is, whether it causes you pain, and risk of trapping other abdominal organs. Most small ones do not need repair. ...Read more
Are braces medically needed for my son's diagnosis: 35% vertical overbite, class 1 malocclussion, moderate misalignment of upper and lower cuspids?
Cuspids: The key to your question is the misaligned cuspids. If out of position they do not function properly to protect posterior teeth and jaw joints during function. A malocclusion is not life threatening. The question is one of quality of life as opposed to quantity of life. In the long run, resolving your son's malocclusion will be money well spent. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Can upper airway resistance syndrome be caused by your diet? Even if you are skinny? Can inflammatory foods cause uars?
IBS: How do you know you have IBS? Certain diagnostic criteria must be met in order to diagnose IBS. These are called the Rome criteria. Look them up. IBS is the most commonly diagnosed GI condition for the same reasons that depression, bipolar disorder, and fibromyalgia are over-diagnosed. When a doctor is being lazy or doesn't have a clue, he still labels you with something, so he can get paid. ...Read more
Taking antibiotics regularly due to bronchiectasis creates antibiotic resistance and causes a limited life span?
Family practice : You shouldn't normally take antibiotics on a continuous basis however sometimes a dr elects to do so on a low dose as a preventative measure for someone who is at very high risk for recurrent infection. ...Read more
Suspected with harayama on Left upper limb with muscle wasting and pain in wrist, not classical diagnoses. Suggest treatment / precautions.
What is harayama?: My apologies, but what is harayama? Pain and muscle wasting often correlates with nerve compression. Depending on what muscles are affected and where the pain is, you may have nerve compression. For an arm, nerve compression often occurs at the wrist (median nerve), elbow (ulnar nerve) or upper arm (radial nerve). ...Read more
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