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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can neurotransmitter imbalances be a primary cause of sleep apnea, such that double bi-maxillary advancement will not cure? If so what tests should you have and what type of doctor should I see?
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea can be either obstructive or central. Correct diagnosis by a witnessed, overnight sleep study at an accredited center is essential. If obstructive, see an ENT to rule out obstructions ( deviated septum, tonsils, adenoids). If the lower jaw is retruded , causing blockage of the airway, a neuromuscularly determined appliance made by a dentist can avoid the surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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