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What are sleep apnea doctors called?

What are sleep apnea doctors called?

MDs: Several specialist take care of sleep apnea 1) pulmonary specialists 2) ear, nose, and throat specialist 3) neurologists and several others. ...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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Do doctors see a lot of patients with obstructive sleep apnea?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with obstructive sleep apnea?

I do: I do, but my practice is limited to sleep disorders, so there is selection bias. Primary care physicians (pcp) see a lot of people complaining of difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying awake, and of generally unsatisfatory sleep quality. Some of these are sent to sleep centers for further evaluation and some are managed by the pcp. 10% of people suffer from insomnia; 9-24% from sleep apnea. ...Read more

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You have met younger men like me struggling with sleep apnea and low t, doctors? I'm 19, male

You have met younger men like me struggling with sleep apnea and low t, doctors? I'm 19, male

LowT and apnea: I see this frequently. In one study, morning testosterone levels were in the hypogonadal range in 4 of the 10 patients (40%). Improvement often, but not always occurs with cpap. See:decreased pituitary-gonadal secretion in men with obstructive ... Jcem.Endojournals.Org/content/87/7/3394. Best wishes. It is frequent enough for me to checkup male patients regularly for this. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is sleep apnea and how is it diagnosed in children?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is sleep apnea and how is it diagnosed in children?

Sleep apnea.: This article 'symptoms of sleep apnea in children' will help to answer your questions. http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/sleep/a/sleep_apnea.htm. ...Read more

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What type doctor specializes in sleep apnea?

What type doctor specializes in sleep apnea?

Sleep specialist: Sleep specialists that have probably the best ability to treat apnea are pulmonologist (lung doctors) that have gone on to complete a sub-sub specialty in sleep medicine. There is a separate board certification for sleep medicine. To find a specialist that is board certified on your area go to www.Aasmnet.Org (american academy of sleep medicine). ...Read more

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Which type of doctor specializes in sleep apnea?

Sleep specialists : Sleep medicine is a sub-discipline of medicine. Therapists may include physicians (especially neurologists and pulmonolgists), dentists, physician assistants and lab technicians. Look for training in sleep medicine and membership in sleep academies. Talk to your dentist and pcp for more info. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should you see to be tests for sleep apnea?

What type of doctor should you see to be tests for sleep apnea?

Your regular Dr: While the specialists in sleep medicine handle really tough cases and read sleep studies your regular dr can order the tests. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my obstructive sleep apnea?

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my obstructive sleep apnea?

Primary care: Patients can start with there primary care doctor, who can screen for sleep apnea and order a sleep test. The test itself is read usually by a sleep specialist. Sleep specialists can be found in many specialties. Often they are pulmonologists (lung doctors) because the therapy involves a machine that affects the air pressure in the airway. Still neurologists, and ENT doctors often have an interest. ...Read more

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Are there diferent kinds of sleep apnea doctor told me I have two kinds, what does this mean?

Are there diferent kinds of sleep apnea doctor told me I have two kinds, what does this mean?

As : As above discussed above, the 2 main types are central and obstructive. There are many other types of sleep disorders. A sleep specialist can help with the diagnosis which may an overnight sleep study. Occasionally these can be done at home with special equipment, . ...Read more

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Is it possible that my general practicioner doctor do anything about my obstructive sleep apnea?

Yes: They can access you for severity of sleep apnoea and also refer you for sleep studies which help to decide the management . http://patient.info/doctor/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-syndrome-pro ...Read more

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Do you think I should go see a doctor or find ways to minimize my potential sleep apnea condition?

Do you think I should go see a doctor or find ways to minimize my potential sleep apnea condition?

See your doctor: You should see your doctor and have a sleep study to accurately diagnosis your condition. Depending on the severity, trying to minimize it yourself may not do anything. Sleep apnea can be caused by anatomical issues such as having a narrower airway, deviated nasal septum or large tonsils. If sleep apnea goes untreated or is severe, it can lead to high blood pressure or heart problems. ...Read more

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Connection of sleep apnea secondary to Rhinitis and Sinusitis? VA doctors say impossible, other doctors wrote articles of connection online.

Connection of sleep apnea secondary to Rhinitis and Sinusitis? VA doctors say impossible, other doctors wrote articles of connection online.

Not directly: Sleep apnea is related to upper airway compromise by laxity of muscles in the airway, or by central (brain or lung) factors. However if you also have rhinitis and sinusitis, these could of course make it worse. But curing the nasal problems probably won't cure the sleep apnea, which may be what they meant. ...Read more

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My roommate tells me that I toss and turn very much while iam asleep? Checked by entering doc and he dismissed sleep apnea what may cause this

Not so fast, here: You could still have a sleep disorder, and this could include "paroxysmal limb movements in sleep". and a "REM sleep disorder", but sometimes, sleep apnea appears in this guise. If you have sleeping problems, an overnight sleep study could be very revealing. Maybe you need a second opinion. ...Read more

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If im 5'8 1/2 can I call myself 5'9? Cause my idol frank zane is 5'9.I probably stunted my growth from sleep apnea, low t and chronic stress. I'm 18.

If im 5'8 1/2 can I call myself 5'9? Cause my idol frank zane is 5'9.I probably stunted my growth from sleep apnea, low t and chronic stress. I'm 18.

With high shoes: If you wear thick-soled shoes, you might get away with it. But most people measure height from your bare or sock-covered feet . . . And the half-inch difference would be revealed. Frank zane can still be your idol -- but why not simply be yourself? Everybody else is taken already. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor would you go to for snoring/sleep apnea?

Which type of doctor would you go to for snoring/sleep apnea?

Speciallist: A doctor who has a specialty or sub-specialty in sleep apnea therapy. You can contact the american sleep apnea association for a recommendation. Many dentists also treat sleep apnea either by themselves or part of a team so you can ask them as well. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if it's nocturnal panic attacks or sleep apnea?

How do doctors determine if it's nocturnal panic attacks or sleep apnea?

Big difference: A panic attack is a violent and unreasoning anxiety and fear. Sleep apnea is when you stop breathing in your sleep. You may experience daytime sleepiness, memory problems and lack of concentration. Snoring and high blood pressure are frequently associated with sleep apnea. You will frequently wake up at least 3-4 times per night and may experience insomnia. ...Read more

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I will join military when i get rid of my sleep apnea my doc already told me its possible?

I will join military when i get rid of my sleep apnea my doc already told me its possible?

Sleep apnea: It is not possible to "cure" sleep apnea. There are methods of treating it- avoid sleeping on your back, lose weight, evaluate and eliminate allergens, wearing a CPAP or mandibular advancement device. ...Read more

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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about obstructive sleep apnea. Is that ok?

At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about obstructive sleep apnea. Is that ok?

Let the doc know: You always want to let your doctors know if you have sleep apnea. Sedating medications can have an effect on the degree of apnea you have. Also, anesthesia can also be dangerous as well too. I suggest calling your doctor and letting them know, especially if you're not being treated for sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor specializes in sleep apnea if you are in a small town far from specialists?

What kind of doctor specializes in sleep apnea if you are in a small town far from specialists?

Primary care: Talk to your primary care physician, he will help you find the right resources. Most hospitals have a sleep testing facility and can point you in the right direction. ...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