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What is done for sleep apnea?

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In brief: Some treatments

The first necessity is make sure you have a sleep study.
The treatments will depend upon the severity of the osa. It can be mild, moderate or severe. Treatments vary from change of life style (loss of weight, nutrition, exercise;) surgery to remove some tissue in the back of the throat; oral mouthpieces and CPAP machines. Rely upon your medical professional to discuss which option may be best.

In brief: Some treatments

The first necessity is make sure you have a sleep study.
The treatments will depend upon the severity of the osa. It can be mild, moderate or severe. Treatments vary from change of life style (loss of weight, nutrition, exercise;) surgery to remove some tissue in the back of the throat; oral mouthpieces and CPAP machines. Rely upon your medical professional to discuss which option may be best.
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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
CPAP is the gold standard, though; and please be prepared to use one, if you are serious about your health...:)
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep apnea

Options for treatment include CPAP.
For patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea oral appliances can be used and are as effective as CPAP. Other options are surgery, weight loss,

In brief: Sleep apnea

Options for treatment include CPAP.
For patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea oral appliances can be used and are as effective as CPAP. Other options are surgery, weight loss,
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep Apnea

For obstructive sleep apnea CPAP or autopap is rx of choice mild osa some mds may refer to mouth guards.

In brief: Sleep Apnea

For obstructive sleep apnea CPAP or autopap is rx of choice mild osa some mds may refer to mouth guards.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many options

Once you had a formal sleep study, usually you get started with cpap.
If this is ineffective, then an oral appliance or surgical procedures are other treatment options. Of course, if the patient is overweight then a wieght loss program is recommended.

In brief: Many options

Once you had a formal sleep study, usually you get started with cpap.
If this is ineffective, then an oral appliance or surgical procedures are other treatment options. Of course, if the patient is overweight then a wieght loss program is recommended.
Dr. Ronald Achong
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