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Will sleep apnea go away on its own?

Will sleep apnea go away on its own?

5 ways to treat: Sleep apnea can go away in the following ways: 1) lose weight--even 20 pounds can make snoring and sleep apnea much better, 2) see a specialist and use a CPAP machine, 3) manage allergies with appropriate meds, 4) avoid late night alcohol which aggravates, 5) see a dentist for a mouth device which protrudes the jaw during sleep. ...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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Does sleep apnea go away by itself?

Does sleep apnea go away by itself?

Depends on cause: "by itself" is the important part of the question -- there are modifications that can be made to reduce risk and occurrence. Weight loss is an example. In many cases, the obstruction of the airway requires treatment such as cpap, surgery, or other treatment and the problem will not go away by itself. Discuss further with your physician for your individual situation. ...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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I recently lost thirty pounds and I have sleep apnea. Will the snoring go away since I lost the weight? I feel great and ready to pack up the cpap.

I recently lost thirty pounds and I have sleep apnea. Will the snoring go away since I lost the weight? I feel great and ready to pack up the cpap.

Good job!: Congrats on the weight loss! weight loss can definitely play a big role in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. The amount of weight to loss varies from patient to patient. Te only way to know if you can get rid of the CPAP is to repeat the sleep study. You should contact your doc for this. ...Read more

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I have sleep apnea and gerd. I went to the doctor and gave me omeprazole but my apnea wont go away.

I have sleep apnea and gerd. I went to the doctor and gave me omeprazole but my apnea wont go away.

Rewriting textbooks: Well, truthfully I'm very happy that omeprazole DID NOT cure your apnea. I would hate to have to go back and reread all the information that YOU'D'VE ended up rewriting if it would've worked on you! For sleep apnea you'll need a sleep study to assess things & then, you'll be advised on what to do or what to take. How do you like that DOUBLE CONTRACTION. Don't know if it's good or not. ...Read more

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I have minor sleep apnea and I snoar loudly. We are in separate rooms already. Where can I go?

I have minor sleep apnea and I snoar loudly.  We are in separate rooms already. Where can I go?

Sleep Specialist: You should be seen and evaluated for Sleep Apnea. If you have clinical signs and symptoms, they will refer you to a sleep lab to be tested for sleep apnea. If positive, then depending on the degree of apnea you have, there are different treatment options. Treatment includes dental device or ENT consultation (successful for very mild apnea) or use of a PAP device. ...Read more

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What clinic do you go to if you have sleep apnea?

What clinic do you go to if you have sleep apnea?

Sleep lab: To diagnose sleep apnea you need to undergo a sleep study, usually in a sleep lab. Look for a board certified sleep specialist, typically a pulmonologist, neurologist, or ENT physician. ...Read more

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Will obstructive sleep apnea stop me from going on my vacation?

Will obstructive sleep apnea stop me from going on my vacation?

No!: If you will be without electricity, make sure you buy or rent a battery that will last the duration of your vacation. If you will be traveling internationally, make sure your pap machine can adapt to different voltages, or buy an adaptor. Lastly, if you will be going on a cruise or somewhere is questionable water quality, request distilled bottled water to be available for your humidifier. ...Read more

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Is I have sleep apnea can I go on vacation to eurpoe/?

Sure: Take your CPAP with you to have a better time just be sure you have a current adapter! ...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