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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?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sort of
Sleep apnea can be present in any patient, whether with COPD or not.
Sleep apnea can make a COPD patient feel worse and do worse. The treatment can be anything that you mentioned: cpap, bipap. A sleep study will determine what treatment is best.

In brief: Sort of
Sleep apnea can be present in any patient, whether with COPD or not.
Sleep apnea can make a COPD patient feel worse and do worse. The treatment can be anything that you mentioned: cpap, bipap. A sleep study will determine what treatment is best.
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Sleep apnea is not related to COPD or asthma.
Sleep apnea and asthma sometimes share a common risk factor: obesity. Cpap/bipap therapy for sleep apnea can have the added benefit of providing additional support for people with advanced copd. CPAP is not indicated for the treatment of COPD in the home setting.

In brief: No
Sleep apnea is not related to COPD or asthma.
Sleep apnea and asthma sometimes share a common risk factor: obesity. Cpap/bipap therapy for sleep apnea can have the added benefit of providing additional support for people with advanced copd. CPAP is not indicated for the treatment of COPD in the home setting.
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