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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 are treatments for obstructive sleep apnea?

What are treatments for obstructive sleep apnea?

Apnea treatments: Treatment choices include; weight loss, change in sleep position, surgery, positive pressure(cpap) and oral appliances. ...Read more

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Are alternative treatments to mild obstructive sleep apnea(AHI of 8/H) other than CPAP/BiPAP! Are there any side effects that will arise from them?

Are alternative treatments to mild obstructive sleep apnea(AHI of 8/H) other than CPAP/BiPAP!

Are there any side effects that will arise from them?

Weight management: Depending on a patients weight, getting closer a BMI under 25 may be more successful in the long term for OSA and a variety of other health issues. ...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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What's the best treatment to get rid of obstructive sleep apnea?

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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Is "Provent Therapy" from sleep apnea as effective as a CPAP or at least 50% effective, compared to CPAP?

Is "Provent Therapy" from sleep apnea as effective as a CPAP or at least 50% effective, compared to CPAP?

Provent therapy: Cpap is the gold standard and the most effective. Pro ent can help in mild apnea but really is not that effective for moderate to severe apnea. Maybe you should contact an ent who does sleep apnea surgery if you are not tolerating cpap. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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How fast can I make my obstructive sleep apnea go away?

How fast can I make my obstructive sleep apnea go away?

Fast: Symptoms can be quickly relieved with a device called cpap, CPAP will greatly help symptoms, this is a mask that applies a low level of air pressure to the airway keeping it from blocking during sleep and effectively treats sleep apnea. Symptoms improve quickly after treatment. Weight loss will help dramatically. Loss of even 10-15% of body weight can help. A rate of 1-1.5 lbs/ week loss is safe. ...Read more

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Dad has severe sleep apnea. Refuses to wear CPAP. Snores loudly and profusely. Any other treatments or suggestion?

Dad has severe sleep apnea. Refuses to wear CPAP. Snores loudly and profusely. Any other treatments or suggestion?

Help him to undergo: his prescribed right treatment for his long term wellbeing and no short cuts . If he has weight problem ( most likely overweight ) make him to loose weight .Don't look for shortcuts as there are none , make sure he keeps his doctor's appointments. ...Read more

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Am sure i don't have sleep apnea. Am not overweight. Father.Mother.Brother also snore. . I have large tonsils could it be the reason. Treatments?

Am sure i don't have sleep apnea.  Am not overweight. Father.Mother.Brother also snore. . I have large tonsils could it be the reason. Treatments?

Need to be tested: Without a study, you can't know. Tonsils can obstruct airflow, and if blocked long enough, that is the definition of obstructive sleep apnea. Tonsil removal may be all you need, but you need an exam. Tonsils may only be part of the problem. Often it is not enough. Apnea is common in skinny people. ...Read more

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Child with sleep apnea that does not stop breathing or snore and can not use cpap! Alternative treatments?

Child with sleep apnea that does not stop breathing or snore and can not use cpap! Alternative treatments?

Doesn't make sense: By definition, during sleep apnea you stop breathing. We all cycle during breathing, meaning there is a brief period when there is no in/out going on. To have sleep apnea the period of no in/out is extended & blood oxygen level may drop significantly. This is at least a confusion of diagnosis or labeling. A true sleep study with proper video & oxygen assessment could sort this out. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Here we go?: No, not related. Treatment is with a c-pap machine are others as you listed. Care is directed by someone trained in sleep disorders. You can have COPD and other lung diseases but not related to sleep apnea. Together, they are difficult. ...Read more

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What can I expect after getting oral appliance therapy for apnea? I'm schedule to go in and talk to my dentist about an oral appliance for sleep apnea, but i'd like a little heads up about what to expect afterwards before i go. Will an oral appliance chan

Depends: There are a number of things that can happen as far as side effect like mild pain, teeth not fitting together in the morning, and possible tooth movement. Follow up care is key to improving the success rate. Not all patients find success. Seeing a dentist with significant experience and education treating this life threatening condition can help with side effects and improve success. ...Read more

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Can you tell me treatments for restless legs syndrome, insomnia and sleep apnea?

Can you tell me treatments for restless legs syndrome, insomnia and sleep apnea?

CPAP: CPAP will help with sleep apnea. That will usually help with restless legs too. If not, there are pills for that. If insomnia persists, check with an insomnia clinic for a detailed therapy plan. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea?

What is the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Ap: Most common type of sleep apnea, where there is obstruction of upper airways, leading to repetitive pauses of breathing during sleep, lasting 20-40 seconds each. Treatment is CPAP & Oral appliances & if all fail, surgery. ...Read more

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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's a simple, cheap treatment for my obstructive sleep apnea?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my obstructive sleep apnea?

Depends: If one's sleep apnea is mild then perhaps using breathe rite strips on nose as well as treating with nasal steroid spray is ok otherwise may need to consider CPAP breathing apparatus at bedside and/or nasal soft palate surgery. Of course confirm sleep apnea with a sleep study first. ...Read more

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Obstructive sleep apnea. How do you feel about treatment options?

Obstructive sleep apnea. How do you feel about treatment options?

By Individual : Each of us has to find what is best for each of us. CPAP works well if we can tolerate it. Weight management, improved sleep hygiene, alcohol avoidance all can be helpful. Mad appliances are good in milder cases, or for those who are CPAP intolerant. Dealing with allergies, managing respiratory issues is important. Surgical intervention can be effective, but i admit to a non-surgical bias. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for obstructive sleep apnea?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for obstructive sleep apnea?

CPAP: Osa is due to the airway being obstructed during sleep, when the muscles relax. This causes the person to wake up and breathe. This cycle repeats. Diagnosed by sleep study. CPAP forces air, keeping tissue from collapsing. Other treatments include uppp, removal of excess airway tissue. Losing weight helps a lot. Thin people or those with small jaws may need jaw surgery or other oral devices. ...Read more

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Is cpap the only treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

Is cpap the only treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

No: According to 2006 american academy of sleep medicine practice parameters, oral appliances are indicated for use in patients with mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea who prefer them over CPAP and should be completed by a dentist with advanced training in sleep medicine. ...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