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What Supplements Can Help Treat Sleep Apnea
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Usually not: Most likely your 3 y/o has obstructive sleep apnea, which is caused by upper airway obstruction while sleeping. Usually this is from large tonsils and adenoids and can be treated with tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Oxygen will not help the airway is blocked. Some children may have other types of sleep apnea or lung conditions that may require oxygen, so you should contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some helpful hints: There are things that can be done to help lessen symptoms and depending on severity, may eliminate them. Weight loss, avoidance of sedating chemicals or medications, avoiding supine sleep can help. There is an oral device that a dentist can make and some medical therapies from an ENT that can help. Pap therapy is still the gold standard treatment and splints the airways open. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually, No: Breath right strips only benefits patients who have sleep apnea as a result of their nostrils collapsing while breathing. Only a very small number of patients would ever fall into this category. Usually apnea is from over relaxation of the muscles that line the airway, from loose tissues in the back of the throat, or enlarged or swollen tissues on the nose and throat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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