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All About Jet Lag Disorder!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 84% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
All About Jet Lag Disorder!

What is Jet lag disorder?

Jet lag, also called jet lag disorder, is a temporary sleep disorder that can affect anyone who quickly travels across multiple time zones. It is a disruption of the internal body clock.

Symptoms of Jet lag disorder-

  • Insomnia, early waking or excessive sleepiness
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating or functioning at your usual level
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Memory loss
  • A general feeling of not being well
  • Nausea, dizziness and sweating
  • Muscle soreness
  • Menstrual symptoms in women

Causes of Jet lag disorder-

Inability of the body of a traveler to immediately adjust to the time in a different zone

Risk factors of Jet lag disorder-

  • Number of time zones crossed
  • Being a frequent flyer
  • Older adults

Complications of Jet lag disorder-

  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes

Precautions & Prevention of Jet lag disorder-

  • Get plenty of rest before your trip
  • Try to sleep on the plane if it’s nighttime at your destination
  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after your flight to counteract the dehydrating effects of dry cabin air
  • Set your watch to the new time before you leave

Treatment of Jet lag disorder

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Jet lag disorder
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Jet lag disorder
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Jet lag disorder
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Jet lag disorder
  • Surgical Treatment of Jet lag disorder
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Jet lag disorder
  • Other Treatment of Jet lag disorder

Homeopathic Treatment of Jet lag disorder-

Homeopathy has rare honor of having safe and natural treatment of jet lag. It settles biological clock, sleep and other body functions. Some of the homeopathic remedies for jet lag are:

  • Arnica
  • Chamomilla
  • Bellis perennis
  • Ipecacuanha
  • Lycopodium

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Jet lag disorder-

Acupressure points are used to stimulate the nerves corresponding to each period at the new location’s corresponding time. It stimulates the specific horary points on the body which allows the energy to transfer from one meridian to another, thus helping the biological clock update itself in mid-flight.

Psychotherapy and Relaxation Treatment of Jet lag Disorder-

Psychotherapy and relaxation can help in jet lag. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Jet lag disorder-

In allopathic treatment of jet lag Nonbenzodiazepines are used such as zolpidem (Ambien), eszopiclone (Lunesta) and zaleplon (Sonata). Benzodiazepines are also prescribed such as triazolam.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Jet lag disorder-

  • Avoid excess alcohol or caffeine
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat light meals

Other Treatment of Jet lag disorder-

  • Make an effort to do some walking before your board your flight
  • Do some small stretching and twisting exercises while sitting on your seat
  • Try herbal or aromatic massage

 

What Causes Hunter Syndrome?

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 84% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
What Causes Hunter Syndrome?

What is Hunter syndrome?

Hunter syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that occurs when an enzyme your body needs is either missing or malfunctioning. It is an inherited condition.

Symptoms of Hunter syndrome-

  • Stunted growth, usually after age 4 or 5
  • Sleep apnea
  • Joint stiffness
  • Diarrhea
  • Large head
  • Runny nose
  • Colds
  • An enlarged abdomen
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Respiratory infections
  • Heart disease
  • Breathing problems while sleeping
  • Limited lung capacity
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Short stature
  • Pebbly, ivory-colored skin lesions on upper arms, legs, and upper back
  • Developmental delays

Causes of Hunter syndrome-

It occurs when an enzyme that’s needed to break down complex sugars called glycosaminoglycans is missing or malfunctioning.

Risk factors of Hunter syndrome-

  • Family history
  • Being a male

Complications of Hunter syndrome-

  • Respiratory complications
  • Cardiac complications
  • Skeletal and connective tissue complications
  • Brain and nervous system complications

Diagnosis of Hunter syndrome-

Diagnosis of Hunter syndrome involves the following tests:

  • Blood test
  • Urine test
  • Tissue sample tests
  • Prenatal testing

 Precautions & Prevention of Hunter syndrome-

Talk to your doctor or a genetic counselor if you’re thinking about having children.

Treatment of Hunter syndrome

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Hunter syndrome
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Hunter syndrome
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Hunter syndrome
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hunter syndrome
  • Surgical Treatment of Hunter syndrome
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Hunter syndrome
  • Other Treatment of Hunter syndrome

Homeopathic Treatment of Hunters Syndrome-

Homeopathy relieves the complaints and improves function as it stimulates healthy development of tissues and organs. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of Hunter’s Syndrome are:

  • Bar C
  • Calc
  • Calc P
  • Silicea
  • Sulph

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Hunters Syndrome-

Acupuncture improves the physiological function of the organs and organ system.

In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Hunters Syndrome-

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.   

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hunter syndrome-

Allopathic Treatment of Hunter syndrome includes the medications to improve sleep such as melatonin. If your child has seizures, your doctor may prescribe anticonvulsant medications.

Surgical Treatment of Hunter syndrome-

Surgical Treatment of Hunter syndrome involves one of the following surgeries:

  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Surgery to replace heart valves
  • Surgery to repair hernias
  • Surgery to drain excess fluids around brain or remove built-up tissue

 

How Pcos Affects Your Body?

Dr. Richika Sahay Shukla 92% (938 ratings)
DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
How Pcos Affects Your Body?

Having higher-than-normal androgen levels can affect your fertility and other aspects of your health.

1.  Infertility

To get pregnant, you have to ovulate. Women who don’t ovulate regularly don’t release as many eggs to be fertilized. PCOS is one of the leading causes of infertility in women.

2.  Metabolic syndrome

Up to 80 percent of women with PCOS are overweight or obese. Both obesity and PCOS increase your risk for high blood sugarhigh blood pressure, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and high LDL(“bad”) cholesterol. Together, these factors are called metabolic syndrome, and they increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

3.  Sleep apnea

This condition causes repeated pauses in breathing during the night, which interrupt sleep. Sleep apnea is more common in women who are overweight — especially if they also have PCOS. The risk for sleep apnea is 5 to 10 times higher in obese women with PCOS than in those without PCOS.

4.  Endometrial cancer

During ovulation, the uterine lining sheds. If you don’t ovulate every month, the lining can build up. A thickened uterine lining can increase your risk for endometrial cancer.

5.  Depression

Both hormonal changes and symptoms like unwanted hair growth can negatively affect your emotions. Many with PCOS end up experiencing depression and anxiety.

Sleep Apnea And Homeopathy!

Dr. Nirali Parekh 90% (76 ratings)
Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Homeopath, Mumbai
Sleep Apnea And Homeopathy!

Sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that causes your breathing to become shallow or stop completely during sleep. In some cases, this pause in breathing (called apnea) can last 10 seconds or longer and it can occur 30 times or more in an hour.
Though certain chronic health problems increase sleep apnea risk and make it more prevalent in older individuals, factors like enlarged tonsils or other structures in the throat can cause sleep apnea to develop at any age (including in childhood).
“sleep apnea is a public health problem”

And despite the condition being common, it often goes undiagnosed because many of the symptoms — such as loud snoring, gasping for air, and interruptions in breathing — occur during sleep, when individuals may not even realize what’s happening.


 Role of homeopathy-
Homeopathy reaches the root cause of apnea from stress to snoring and heavy weight where breathing gets obstructed. 
Homeopathy allows the bronchus and other obstructions to allow airway passing with giving relaxed sleep to a patient.

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Sweating While Sleeping - What Causes It?

Dr. Vikram Gidwani 92% (61 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Chittorgarh
Sweating While Sleeping - What Causes It?

Sweating during warm weather is very common, but if a person wakes up from bed soaked in sweat, it is not a pleasant feeling. It does not allow for a sound sleep, and may not always be related to warm weather.

There is no serious underlying medical issue, but it is always advisable to see a doctor to get this corrected. The following are some common reasons that could lead to night sweats.

  1. Menopause: The hot flashes that are so popularly associated with menopause is one of the main reasons for night sweats. The presenting factors (woman, age and other symptoms) should help arrive at this diagnosis. Hormonal levels can be checked to confirm if required. Even puberty and pregnancy can cause night sweats, due to hormonal level alterations.
  2. Infections: Most infections present with fever and night sweats are very common. Tuberculosis, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, influenza and even HIV can cause night sweats and hamper a person’s sleep. Most infections cause an increase in temperature, which is worse at night.
  3. Obstructive sleep apnea: The walls of the windpipe get narrowed, and the person might have short periods where the breathing just stops. These people are three times more likely to develop night sweats.
  4. Hypoglycemia: One of the most common symptoms of low blood sugar is night sweat. When the sugar drop happens during the time the person is sleeping, it is very common for the person to wake up soaked in sweat.
  5. Cancer: For some cancers, night sweats are one of the first warning signs. These cancers include lymphoma, and presence of symptoms like unexplained weight loss, fatigue, etc. should be addressed to rule out the possibility of cancer.
  6. Side effect of medications: Antidepressants, psychiatric drugs, anti-pyretic drugs, anti-virals, steroids, anti-diabetic medications, hormones, etc. can lead to night sweats. Suspected cases of night sweats should have their medications reviewed to see if any drug is causing the night sweats.
  7. Gastro-esophageal reflux disease: GERD, as it is popularly known, can cause night sweats in addition to heartburn. They would also have other symptoms of indigestion, which will help in identifying the problem.
  8. Neurologic disorders: Stroke, neuropathy and anxiety disorders can cause night sweats and would require psychotherapy in addition to medications.
  9. Idiopathic: And despite all these possible reasons, if there is no identifiable reason, it is known as idiopathic hyperhidrosis (increased sweating). The person produces too much sweat without any known underlying cause and can even wake up at night soaked in sweat.

Management: Identifying the underlying cause is the first step in treatment. It may require hormonal corrections, changing or withdrawing the causative medications, treating associated conditions, etc., as the case may be.

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What Is Sleep Apnea ?

Dr. Sathish Erra 89% (14758 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
What Is Sleep Apnea ?

What is sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain -- and the rest of the body -- may not get enough oxygen.

Types of Apnea Sleep:

There are two types of sleep apnea:

-Obstructive sleep apnea: The more common of the two forms of apnea, it is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep.
-Central sleep apnea: Unlike OSA, the airway is not blocked, but the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe, due to instability in the respiratory control center.

Major Causes for sleep apnea:

-Muscular changes: When people sleep, the muscles that keep the airway open relax, along with the tongue, causing the airway to narrow. Normally, this relaxation does not prevent the flow of air in and out of the lungs, but in sleep apnea, it can.

-Physical obstructions: Additional thickened tissue or excessive fat stores around the airway can restrict the airflow, and any air that squeezes past can cause the loud snoring typically associated with OSA.

-Brain function: In central sleep apnea (CSA), the neurological controls for breathing are faulty, causing the control and rhythm of breathing to malfunction. CSA is usually associated with an underlying medical condition, such as a stroke or heart failure, recent ascent to high altitude, or the use of pain relief medication.

When the airway becomes completely blocked, the snoring stops and there is no breathing for a 10-20 second time period or until the brain senses the apnea and signals the muscles to tighten, returning the airflow. This pause in breathing is known as apnea.

Although this process continues hundreds of times throughout the night, the individual experiencing the apnea is not conscious of the problem.

Symptoms:

*Loud snoring
*Episodes in which you stop breathing during sleep — which would be reported by another person
*Gasping for air during sleep
*Awakening with a dry mouth
*Morning headache
*Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
*Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
*Difficulty paying attention while awake
*Irritability

Diagnosis:

Sleep apnea is diagnosed with a sleep study (nocturnal polysomnography) carried out at an overnight sleep laboratory. This records brain waves, eye and leg movements, oxygen levels, airflow, and heart rhythm during sleep. A physician who specializes in sleep disorders interprets the test.

For some individuals, Home Sleep Apnea Testing (HSAT) can be done in place of the laboratory study. The number of apnea episodes that occur every hour determines sleep apnea severity:

Normal - 0-5 apnea episodes per hour.
Mild sleep apnea - 5-15 apnea episodes per hour.
Moderate sleep apnea - 16-30 apnea episodes per hour.
Severe sleep apnea - 31+ episodes per hour.

Role of homeopathy in sleep apnea:

Homeopathic Treatment of Sleep Apnea-

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat sleep apnoea but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for sleep apnoea treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Sleeping position!

Dr. Hemant Kalra 88% (380 ratings)
MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Sleeping position!

- If you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and you are using CPAP therapy, you may be wondering whether sleeping position matters when it comes to having or treating sleep apnea
Believe it or not, sleeping positions have a big influence on how well we sleep, not only with regard to OSA, but in relation to other health conditions.

 

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Best ENT Specialist in Bangalore!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 88% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best ENT Specialist in Bangalore!

Suffering from problem related to ear, nose and throat (ENT) and confused about where to get it treated in Bangalore. Below are the best ENT specialist or otolaryngologists in Bangalore who can help you. These ENT specialist in Bangalore have years of experience in treating problems related to hearing and speech as well as cases like sinusitis and allergies. Best ENT Surgeons and consultants in Bangalore are:

1. Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi

DNB (ENT), MBBS

Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi has years of experience as an ENT specialist. In his career of 12 years he has treated several cases of simple as well as advanced problems related to ear, nose, throat diseases. He has conducted several surgeries like endoscopic sinus surgeries, tracheostomies and ear nose throat endoscopies. He has done several additional courses to upgrade his knowledge and has innovated over 16 medical devices. He is currently affiliated to Sinus Hospital.

Consultation fees: ₹500-550

2. Dr. Sandeep Dachuri

MS - ENT, MBBS

Dr. Sandeep Dachuri is a practicing ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist in Bangalore with 7 years of experience. He currently practices at Shri Vishnu Ent Speciality Center in Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bangalore.Some of the areas of special interest and expertise are Sinusitis Evaluation, ENT Consultation & treatment, Nasal endoscopy and Foreign Body Removal and vertigo.

Consultation fees: ₹300

3. Dr. Chandre Gowda

MBBS, MS - ENT

Dr. Chandre Gowda is one of the very senior doctors who has 40 years of experience. He currently practices at Sankalp ENT Care Centre. His areas of specialization are eardrum rupture treatment, head and neck cancers, phono surgery, tonsillectomy. He is a life time member of Academy of Oral Implantology (AOI),Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI).

Consultation fees: ₹100

4. Dr. Sandhya Patil

D.N.B, D.L.O

Dr. Sandhya Patil, is a reputed Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) specialist in Bangalore with 10 years of experience. She is associated with best hospitals as a visiting consultant and also runs her own private practice called Daivik ENT Center. She is a recipient of many awards in her field and specialises in treatment foreign body removal, tonsillitis, hearing and speech impairment

Consultation fees: ₹300

5. Dr. Shankar B Medikeri

MBBS, MS - ENT, DORL, DNB (ENT), FICS

Dr. Shankar B. Medikeri is a topper and gold medallist in his graduation and post graduation. With more than 40 years of experience he has worked with several hospitals in Bombay and Bangalore. He currently practices at Medikeri's Super Specality ENT Center. He has keen interest in conducting Live Surgical Workshops on Microsurgery of the Ear & Larynx, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laser Surgery and Cadaver dissection Courses on Temporal Bone. In last 13 years he has done more than 600 cochlear implants.

Consultation fees: ₹600

6. Dr. Anita Krishnan

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT, Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics (PGDMLE)

Dr. Anita Krishnan has done several fellowships and certifications nationally and internationally. She has more than 26 years of experience and is associated with Apollo Spectra and Bangalore ENT Care Centre. SHe has attended and conducted several CMEs and seminars to upgrade her skills and knowledge as well as to help her fellow colleagues. She is known for his treatment and services like- Laryngostroboscopy, Laser Surgery, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery - FESS using XOMED & Smith Nephew Microdebrider.

Consultation fees: ₹600

7. Dr. Alok Banka

ENT Surgeon, M.S., MBBS

Dr. Alok Banka is a qualified and well experienced ENT surgeon with 14 years of experience. He is is a visiting consultant at many hospitals and clinics in Bangalore like- Cogent Care Clinic, Narayana Hospital, Apollo Clinic, Columbia Asia Hospital. His areas of keen interest are micro-ear surgeries, and endoscopic sinus surgeries. He has also dealt with cases of cosmetic nasal and micro laryngeal surgeries. He is known for use of new technologies and therapies that provide best treatment to his patients.

Consultation fees: ₹450

8. Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil

MBBS, Diploma In Otorhinolaryngology (DLO)

Dr Gladson Guddappa Uchil is considered to be amongst the otolaryngologist, head & neck surgeon. With 21 years of experience he has worked with some of best hospitals like Fortis Healthcare Ltd, HCG Hospitals & Sparsh Superspeciality Hospitals in Bangalore. He is an expert in treating ENT related diseases or disorders snoring & sleep apnoea, ear infection. He has also done several surgeries to treat sinusitis & deviated nasal septum. He is a member of Indian Society of Otology, Association of Otolaryngologists of Bangalore (AOB), and Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI). 

Consultation fees: ₹600

9. Dr. Manjunath Mk

Fellowship In Laryngology, MS - ENT, MBBS, USMLE

Dr. Manjunath has 17 years of experience is a prominent name among ENT surgeons. He has done his fellowship from USA. During his tenure he has performed micro-laryngeal surgery, cosmetic nose surgery and endoscopic sinus surgery. He is also known for his perfection when it comes to micro-ear surgical procedures and has a special interest in treating snoring & sleep disorders, hearing problems, surgery for deviated nasal septum.

Consultation fees: ₹350

10. Dr. Sushma Patil

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO)

Dr. Sushma Patil is a ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist with 11 years of practice. She is a reputed name in Bangalore and is member of South Zone SOI and Karnataka Medical Council. She has successfully treated cases of sleep apnea, thyroplasty, tinnitus evaluation  and management.

Consultation fees: ₹300

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Sleep Apnea - Know Its Complications!

Dr. Bharat Bhushan Bharti 90% (146 ratings)
MD Physician
General Physician, Delhi
Sleep Apnea - Know Its Complications!

A good night’s sleep is essential for your mental and physical health. Proper sleep means your body is adequately rejuvenated and is ready to face yet another day with efficiency. When your sleep cycle is disrupted, the entire body mechanism is disturbed. Thus, sleep apnea can turn bothersome if not treated.

What is sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition wherein there can be paused or shallow breathing while the person is asleep. At the time of sleeping, the muscles of the throat and tongue are more relaxed, and the tissues block the passage of air. It is most common in adults, and the primary reason behind it is excess weight and obesity. In the case of children, most common cause of this disorder is enlarged tonsils. Childhood obesity is another cause of this disorder in children.

Complications that could arise if the obstructive sleep apnea is not taken care of

  • Sleep apnea or snoring can disturb your sleep as well people sleeping around you. This disorder raises the chances of health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure. If someone is already suffering from high blood pressure, then sleep apnea can even make it worse.
  • When a person suffering from sleep apnea wakes up at night, his/her body gets stressed which makes the hormone system to go into overdrive which in turn increases the blood pressure of that person. Even the level of oxygen in the blood decreases when one cannot breathe well due to sleep apnea.
  • People suffering from sleep apnea are more likely to have heart attacks.
  • The most common cause for this is the low level of oxygen or the stress of waking up suddenly. A person who is suffering from obesity is more prone to sleep apnea which also makes it harder to slim down. When someone suffers from sleep apnea, that person can have fatty deposits in their neck which block breathing during the night. Also, sleep apnea releases more the hormone named Ghrelin which makes a person suffering from obesity to crave for sweets.
  • Sleep apnea is also a concern with some general anesthesia and certain medications. People suffering from sleep apnea are more prone to face problems or complications at the time of major surgery as they suffer from breathing problems especially when anesthesia is performed and they are laid on their back. It is imperative to consult with the doctor before a major surgery if one is suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.

Other health related problems

  • People suffering from sleep apnea are more likely to liver problems. This includes abnormal results on the liver function test, and their liver is most prone to show the signs of scarring. This disorder is also known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea also results to excessive daytime sleepiness which also increases the risk factor for automobile accidents and can also lead to depression.
  • Sleep apnea can also lead to stroke, heart failure, gastroesophageal reflux disease and abnormal rhythm of the heart.
  • Sleep apnea is a common condition with mild to severe levels and can be progressive with age. Because of the complications that can arise due to this condition, it is crucial to get the condition treated as soon as the symptoms are observed.
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What Is Sleep Apnea And How Can We Treat It?

Dr. Vivek Kumar Pathak 91% (240 ratings)
MS-ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Noida
What Is Sleep Apnea And How Can We Treat It?

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which you experience frequent breathing pauses while sleeping. In case of some, the pauses may last for just a few seconds, while for others, it may continue for a few minutes. Sleep apnea is generally chronic in nature. There are three types of sleep apnea, namely Central, Obstructive and Complex sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea occurs if the brain fails to transmit signals to the muscles responsible for your breathing functions. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs due to relaxation of your throat muscles. Complex sleep apnea refers to a combined condition of both central and obstructive sleep apnea.

Some of the possible causes of sleep apnea are as follows: 

  1. Blockage of airway during sleep can cause sleep apnea
  2. Putting on weight can cause obstructive sleep apnea
  3. In some cases, large tonsil tissues can lead to obstructive sleep apnea in small children
  4. Intake of certain medicines like Oxycontin or MS Contin can cause central sleep apnea
  5. Male people are more prone to sleep apnea
  6. Smoking is also a potent trigger for sleep apnea
  7. At times, high blood pressure can induce sleep apnea
  8. Suffering from sinus can also lead to sleep apnea
  9. Large neck size (more than 16 inches) may cause sleep apnea

In case of some people, sleep apnea might be an inherited condition.

The most common symptoms of sleep apnea are mentioned below:

  • Sometimes, obstructive sleep apnea is accompanied by choking or snorting sounds.
  • You may encounter breathing trouble while sleeping, leading to a disruption of your sleep.
  • Maximum times, sleep apnea is accompanied by snoring.
  • Sleep apnea leads to a dry mouth, which can disturb your sleep.
  • You may feel dizzy during daytime.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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