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Which treatment works the best and fastest for obstructive sleep apnea?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for obstructive sleep apnea?

CPAP of OSA: Without a doubt, the best (and fastest) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea is CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). ...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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What is the best treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

What is the best treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

Mechanical: The treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is done only after a formal evaluation by a doctor, preferably a lung specialist. The most frequent treatment is a mechanical breathing apparatus known as CPAP - worn at night. The treatment also usually involves weight loss, avoidance of alcohol and generally keeping oneself healthy by exercising. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for pickwickian syndrome?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for pickwickian syndrome?

Weight loss: There is no fast treatment for the pickwickian syndrome. The treatment of choice is weight loss through diet and exercise which can cure the syndrome. Weight loss surgery is sometimes necessary. If obstructive sleep apnea is present it should be treated with cpap, if significant carbon dioxide retention due to hypoventilation is present diamox, (acetazolamide) Progesterone and theophylline may be of benifit. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for night sweats?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for night sweats?

Depends on cause: Night sweats can be a symptoms of various underlying disease. I would not treat nightsweats before a workup as to see if a cause for the condition cannot be found. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for emphysema?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for emphysema?

Many...: There are many treatments for emphysema, a form of copd. Bronchodilator inhalers can work quickly to relieve bronchospasm. Oxygen therapy is used if your oxygen level in your blood is low. Treatments are quite individualized so proper treatment requires a doctor's evaluation. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for drooling?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for drooling?

Close the mouth: Drool falling out of the mouth can occur by accident. It also can be due to muscular dysfunction of the facial nerve leaving the outside of the mouth drooped and causing uncontrollable drool. This can be fixed by a surgical support procedure. Your plastic surgeon or otolaryngologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for bipolar disorder?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for bipolar disorder?

Lithium: Lithium is still the best treatment for bipolar disorder. Unfortunately it has many side effects. Valproic acid (depakote) has been more commonly used over the past 20 years, because it has fewer side effects. More recently, Lamotrigine (lamictal) has proven very effective, but is not usually first-line due to a rare but potentially serious rash. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for primary affective disorder?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for primary affective disorder?

Too nonspecific: Primary affective disorder is another way of saying "mood disorder." it includes all kinds of different conditions, and what they have in common is they affect your mood. It includes major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, dysthymia, to mention a few. You will need to see your doctor or a psychiatrist to recommend the best treatment for your specific condition. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

What is the treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

Various: The gold standard for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea is nasal cpap, or continuous positive airway pressure. However, this is sometimes poorly tolerated. Some case of sleep apnea are treated with oral appliances to advance the mandible and open the airway. Some patients are good candidates for surgical correction to move the jaws forward to open the airway. Treatment depends on many factors. ...Read more

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What is the first treatment for sleep apnea?

What is the first treatment for sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: Several possibilities: losing weight. See an ear nose & throat specialist to evaluate your tonsils, adenoids and sinus wear a CPAP or a custom made dental device that holds your jaw forward while you sleep thereby increasing the airway. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for tachycardia?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for tachycardia?

?cause: It depends on the type & cause. An ekg will determine the type of tachycardia. If it's occurs with normal conduction, treatment is directed at reducing factors like fever, pain, infection, anxiety, dehydration, etc. If it is an abnormal tachycardia originating in the atria or ventricles, treatment varies depending on the specifics. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for fibromyalgia?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for fibromyalgia?

Comprehensive: There is no quick fix. The best treatment programs are comprehensive. Diet modification, appropriate medications and or supplements, regular exercise, stress relaxation techniques, counseling and cbt. Have all been found to help. Additional treatments options which can also be helpful include acupuncture, meditation, yoga, massage, chiropractic treatments, physical therapy, and water therapy. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for anxiety?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for anxiety?

Anxiety: Combination of medications and therapy works the best. Medication, including antidepressants and benzodiazepines, may offer a faster relief from symptoms, but you will need therapy to achieve longer term sustainable results. ...Read more

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What is the best solution for sleep apnea besides that machine?

What is the best solution for sleep apnea besides that machine?

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 more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of obstructive sleep apnea?

Mechanical: This condition is caused by many things that narrow your upper airways. The simple treatments are such things as nose strips, etc., but often don't work. The proper treatment is to see a lung specialist, have some formal testing and then proceed to do such things as lose weight, avoid alcohol, exercise and probably use breathing devices such as cpap. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for croup?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for croup?

Croup: The fastest treatment is aerosolized epinephrine. This will rapidly shrink airway swelling. It is normally on administered in ers. Another treatment is either oral or injected steroids to shrink the swelling. Those are prescribed or administered by you doctor. At home treatments are steam from a shower, or cold air exposure. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for chronic pain?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for chronic pain?

Conservative first: Most often chronic pain has an underlying cause and trigger (not always). The treatment is usually directed in that direction. Trying to reduce the symptoms coming from the offending structure. For true chronic issues, "fix" is rarely possible where "control" of symptoms is a more reachable end point. Therapy, injections, medications, even surgery at times, can all help. Get an evaluation soon. ...Read more

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Which is the optimum solution for sleep apnea?

Which is the optimum solution for sleep apnea?

Severity: Depends on whether central or obstructive how severe it is CPAP machine or oral appliance or combination, surgery there are a lot of options. ...Read more

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Whats the best cure for insomnia or sleep disorder?

Whats the best cure for insomnia or sleep disorder?

Eval + sleep hygiene: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for amenorrhea?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for amenorrhea?

Depends: Amenorrhea, has a wide range of causes. They range from hormonal to being centered in the linning of your uterus. The best treatment would vary with the ultimate cause. ...Read more

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