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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. 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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