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Hello sir. This is nagraj. 39 years old non alcoholic, non smoker, I am suffering with sleep apnea and getting have snoring in sleep and my ahi* is 47/hr. Dr. told me that need nose bone deviated surgery. But I am not interested in surgery so kindly advice me with any other treatments for my problem thank you.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (8847ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a number of health problems including hypertension, stroke, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy (enlargement of the muscle tissue of the heart), heart failure, diabetes, obesity and heart attacks. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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Father is suffering from sleep apnea. Blockage in breathing while sleeping which results in interruption in sleep. He needs cpap or bipap. Also on which machine settings he should be provided.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (8847ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that can lead to serious health problems, such as high blood pressure and heart trouble, if untreated. Untreated sleep apnea causes breathing to stop repeatedly during sleep, causing loud snoring and daytime tiredness, even with a full night's sleep. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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My wife aged 66 is obstructive sleep apnea patient. She takes allopathic medicine for thyroid, b. P. B. S. Peripheral neuropathy. I want to go for homeo treatment for her obstructive sleep apnea problem.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (8847ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
My wife aged 66 is obstructive sleep apnea patient. She takes allopathic medicine for thyroid, b. P. B. S. Peripheral...
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. Sleep apnea is closely linked to several life-threatening conditions. It may cause or worsen chronic illnesses like high blood pressure. Sleep apnea can lead to sudden cardiac death. If you have a history of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, or another chronic illness, ask your doctor to test you for sleep apnea. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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Hello doctor, sometimes I stop breathing while sleeping and when I wake up some water came from my eyes and it feels like someone is strangling me. Please help me what to do in this situation what exercise should I do and what diet should I take. Also, recommend medicine if required.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (8847ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
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sometimes I stop breathing while sleeping and when I wake up some water came from my eyes and it feels ...
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. Obstructive sleep apnea can cause your breathing to start and stop while you sleep. It can lead to the throat muscles relaxing so much that they block your airway. You may wake up abruptly gasping for air or choking. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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Mouth Breathing - What Can Cause It?

Dr.U. Sanjay 89% (28ratings)
MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Chennai
Mouth Breathing - What Can Cause It?

Common causes of sleep apnea:
Sleep apena is a major cause of snoring. It can be caused because of allergies, obesity, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) etc. In children sleep, apnea can also be caused by tonsil. Since the tonsil size of children less than 7 years of age tends to be bigger than adult individuals, it causes snoring related problem. Swollen tonsils not only obstruct air but creates other health related problems as well.

Symptoms of sleep apnea during the day and night:

  1. Loud snore
  2. Snorts, gasps, pauses during sleep
  3. Heavy sweat during sleep
  4. Social and behavioural problems
  5. Failure to get up in the morning
  6. A nasal voice
  7. Easily irritated, cranky and aggressive

Relief measure:
The first thing a that a doctor does is a physical exam followed by observing the symptoms of a kid. Primary snorting can be addressed by physical exercise, counselling and breathing exercise. Problems related to apnea are addressed through medicine, counselling, and exercise. Certain dietary restrictions also needed to be followed during this time. However, apena is completely treatable within a certain time frame.

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Sir I am suffering from thyroid since 15 years and taking my medicine and I am obese also due to thyroid my metabolism has effected and my digestive system is also effected since last year I am suffering from sleep apnea I have taken ayurveda medicine for 6 months and got some relief but after 3 to4 months problem has started again disturbance in sleep and increase on my bp medicine kindly guide me can homeopathic treatment help me.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (8847ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Sleep apnea has many different possible causes. In adults, the most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea is excess weight and obesity, Let's have a detailed discussion for better advice and medication plan.
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My dad had brain tumour surgery (cranatomy) on 1st of july and reports came out as glioblastoma-grade iv. Now I read about the sleep apnea and its role in readmission of tumour. Now I have got two questions. 1.does sleep apnea can be a reason for brain cancer? As he had this osp for years. 2.now after the surgical intervention, will this osp increase the risk of tumour readmission as I read in some research paper.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (8847ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
My dad had brain tumour surgery (cranatomy) on 1st of july and reports came out as glioblastoma-grade iv. Now I read ...
I am sorry to hear about your concern, but I will be happy to assist you. Left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious and life-shortening consequences: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, automobile accidents caused by falling asleep at the wheel, diabetes, depression, and other ailments. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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I, aged 58, suffer from sleep apnea n snoring n feel drowsy in the entire day. I forget things. Kindly suggest treatment for cure.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (8847ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Loud frequent snoring is one of the indicators of sleep apnea, which is a chronic condition characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. Let's have a detailed discussion for better advice and healthy lifestyle.
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I have nasal congestion and sleeping disorder may be sleep apnea. Doc suggested me lorfast am and medrol tab. But medrol also affects immune system. Should I take medrol as immunity in necessary for fighting infection.

Dr.Nitish Virmani 88% (15ratings)
MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
I have nasal congestion and sleeping disorder may be sleep apnea. Doc suggested me lorfast am and medrol tab.
But med...
Avoid using oral steroids for a long time without doctor's supervision. Nasal congestion can be treated with anti-histaminics, saline nasal sprays and steam inhalation. If required, steroid nasal sprays can be used for relief supplemented by short course of decongestant drops containing xylometazoline. It is important to understand cause of nasal congestion for any effective treatment. Kindly consult with a specialist in person and avoid self medicating with steroids.
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Sleep Apnea - Know More About It!

Chd City Hospital 86% (11ratings)
Multi Speciality, Chandigarh
Sleep Apnea - Know More About It!

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, the 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 as 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 in 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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