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

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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What to expect if I am going to a sleep clinic for sleep apnea testing?

What to expect if I am going to a sleep clinic for sleep apnea testing?

Sleep study: You will be connected to many wires ( with adhesives) that will monitor brain activity, respiration efforts, sleep position, blood pressure oxygen levels. You will be observed so that if there is a significant event you may be offered a CPAP ( continuous positive air pressure ) device to evaluate its benefit. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor would you go to for snoring/sleep apnea?

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 more

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Cure of sleep apnea?

Cure of sleep apnea?

No cure: There is high failure rate of surgical procedures for sleep apnea. Best treatment is the CPAP mask adjusted to the right pressure. There are some that automatically adjust themselves for the best pressure. Need to get the most comfortable mask & less noisy machine .Complications of surgery include airway obstruction, bleeding, hematoma, infection, pain, death, dysphagia, velopharyngeal etc... ...Read more

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What is sleep apnea?

What is sleep apnea?

Closed airway: Sleep apnea is the closure of the airway or significant narrowing of the airway during sleep. Risk factors include being male, being overweight, having a large neck, being a snorer and having daytime sleepiness. Sleep apnea increases your risk of stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is sleep apnea?

What is sleep apnea?

Not breathing: Apnea is breath-holding, or not breathing. Some people have periods of time they don't breath while they are asleep. Sometimes it is related to body weight, other times it is neurological. Treatment usually involves weight loss, mouthguards to reposition the mouth, or even cpap. If not treated, this can lead to lung/heart problems, chronic fatigue, weight gain, and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Sleep apnea provent?

Sleep apnea provent?

Provent: It's effective for certain situations but typically reserved when pap therapy and/or oral appliance therapy have failed. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea common?

Is sleep apnea common?

Yes: It has been published that it affects 4% of men and 2% of women, but personally, i think it is much higher. Unfortunately, it has been given lower priority than other medical conditions. That is now changing as we are discovering that is is associated with considerable medical and psychiatric morbidity and even mortality. ...Read more

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Symptoms if sleep apnea?

Symptoms if sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: Fatigue, snoring, daytime sleepiness, stop breathing for a few seconds while sleeping- are a few symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, is frequently associated with increase level of hemoglobin and htn. Sleep study is indicated. CPAP will be the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Define mild sleep apnea?

Gasping for air: Sleep apnea is defined as complete (apnea) or partial obstruction (hypopnia) of the airway during sleep. Typical signs and symptoms are snoring, wake up gasping for air, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Diagnosis is made by a sleep study (polysomnogram) and the main parameter of diagnosis is ahi (apnea-hypopnea index). Mild sleep apnea ranges from 5-10 ahi. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea inherited?

Is sleep apnea inherited?

Yes: Yes, it is often inherited, but not always. One reason has to do with the fact that we look similar to our relatives. The facial bone growth determines the size of the airway and may be narrow in families with sleep apnea. Other familial factors may be obesity, size of tonsils and adenoids, muscle tone and how we breathe when we sleep. ...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