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Is obstructive sleep apnea curable?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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.
In most patients the sleep apnea is related to obesity. Weight loss will help and sometimes even cure the sleep apnea.

In brief: Yes

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.
In most patients the sleep apnea is related to obesity. Weight loss will help and sometimes even cure the sleep apnea.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Vikas Jain
It depends. CPAP is generally a mean's of treating sleep apnea. Losing weight can help improve the severity of sleep apnea and rarely can cure. Maxillo Mandibular Advancement is a surgical treatment option that offers a chance of cure.
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Some helpful hints

There are things that can be done to help lessen symptoms and depending on severity, may eliminate them. Weight loss, avoidance of sedating chemicals or medications, avoiding supine sleep can help.
There is an oral device that a dentist can make and some medical therapies from an ENT that can help. Pap therapy is still the gold standard treatment and splints the airways open.

In brief: Some helpful hints

There are things that can be done to help lessen symptoms and depending on severity, may eliminate them. Weight loss, avoidance of sedating chemicals or medications, avoiding supine sleep can help.
There is an oral device that a dentist can make and some medical therapies from an ENT that can help. Pap therapy is still the gold standard treatment and splints the airways open.
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Manageable

It is treatable, not curable.
Open the airway by various means. Weight loss, CPAP or mads can help for obstructive sleep apnea. Surgical alternatives also exist. Combination treatments offer great promise.

In brief: Manageable

It is treatable, not curable.
Open the airway by various means. Weight loss, CPAP or mads can help for obstructive sleep apnea. Surgical alternatives also exist. Combination treatments offer great promise.
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleep apnea

Hello. Sleep apnea is reversible.
We have cured patients with weight loss, surgery and CPAP. While CPAP is thought of as treatment without a cure, often times when sleep disturbances are corrected with CPAP, metabolism rises and weight loss becomes easier.

In brief: Sleep apnea

Hello. Sleep apnea is reversible.
We have cured patients with weight loss, surgery and CPAP. While CPAP is thought of as treatment without a cure, often times when sleep disturbances are corrected with CPAP, metabolism rises and weight loss becomes easier.
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Sleep apnea is almost always curable by CPAP or surgery, or both.

In brief: Yes

Sleep apnea is almost always curable by CPAP or surgery, or both.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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3 comments
Dr. Brian Oyler
A dental appliance can help as well.
Dr. James Sidman
Absolutely correct. I should have said that. Thank you!
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