Cpap

CPAP is continuous positive airway pressure therapy. This therapy is used in patients with sleep apnea. CPAP has a machine that gives continuous mild air pressure to keep the airways open during sleep. The machine consists of a mask, tube, and motor.

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What causes involuntary puffing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. A month back, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I have enclosed my report here. I feel breathless at night while lying down and I was advised it as because of sleep apnea. I have been trying to use a CPAP. For past two months I am experiencing breathlessness on...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in detail. Please find my observations below. There is a probability of having a parasomnia which is defined as sleep disorders that involve abnormal movements and features like...  Read Full »

Is there a permanent cure for obstructive sleep apnea?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and secondary pulmonary hypertension two years back. I am using a CPAP but, not too regularly now. When sleeping, I often feel a blockage of my air passage, especially while exhaling, as if suddenly clogged by some tissues. This would repeat...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We need to find your apnea score. You must have done polysomnography before using the CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. Kindly share the reports so that we can know your apnea score. OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) can be treated by the surgical removal...  Read Full »

Is it true that highly-polluted particulate matter is a contributing factor to OSA?

Query: Hello doctor,I am diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The sleep study test was done to confirm the same. I am usually exposed to highly polluted particulate matter, which I have read in multiple medical studies as a contributing factor to OSA. I am also diagnosed with Odontoideum, straightening ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). The symptoms that you have already mentioned are the typical features of OSA. Several studies have shown the linkage between OSA and exposure to the chemicals and fumes of burn pits. Toxins from burn pits may relax t...  Read Full »

I snore and gasp for air at night. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a sleep study test, and I showed the CPAP test to the Respiratory therapist. The RT said my study was qualified. I took this as I continued to gasp for air and snore at night, disturbing my boyfriend. Also, I feel tired through out the day. Currently, I am taking tablet Lexapro an...  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through your sleep study reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your AHI (apnea-hypopnea index) is less than five, which is normal. It does not qualify for being labeled as sleep apnea. CPAP (contin...  Read Full »

What are the main causes for cognitive dulling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years male. I take Ramipril 5 mg and Insulin. I have asthma, and I am allergic to dust, mites, and grass. I get brain fog with sudden cognitive deficits at night for six years. I am unable to memorize or remember things. My vision has reduced, and I feel like I am drunk as I d...  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A couple of differential diagnoses could be causing your problems of low resilience, brain fog, and tiredness. 1) Depression can present with symptoms such as low energy, motivation, and cognitive dulling. Besides, it is often co-morbid with anxiety and panic disor...  Read Full »

How can I sleep with sleep apnea without CPAP?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, and I am worried about the link with Parkinson’s and, even worse, and Lewy body dementia. While the Fluoxetine may be a cause, it has been noticed there is a marked lack of swing in my right arm while walking. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about your symptoms. Since when you started problems in sleep? What symptoms used to happen in sleep. Please describe in detail (please tell what you yourself felt in sleep and also tell what your family or bed partner descri...  Read Full »

How does a CPAP machine work to treat sleep apnea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male. My height 5'11''(180 cms) and weight is about 115 kg. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea about five years back. During the sleep test, the AHI (apnea-hypopnoea index) recorded was around 35. Now I use the ResMed Escape Auto CPAP (continuous positive airway press...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So, for sleep apnea, I will not tell you theoretical points. Instead, I will help you with practical solutions only. We have the following options: 1. If you are overweight, just reduce it. Reduce 20% of your weight, and you would probably even not require a CPAP...  Read Full »

Can I opt for minor surgery to help my sleep apnea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I take Xanax 500 mcg, Pregabalin 600 mg, Lansoprazole 30 mg OD, Sertraline 100 mg, Sumatriptan 50 mg, Piriton OD, and Propranolol 40 mg TDS, and I am taking all these medications for quite an extended period. I am taking Prednisolone 30 mg OD, Co-Amoxiclav 50...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of sleep apnea. For this reason, I would agree with Modafinil therapy. But before that, I would recommend performing pulmonary function tests and a polysomnogram to confirm this diagnosis. I would not recommend the regular intake of Xana...  Read Full »

A male with muscle spasms is tired and sleepy throughout the day. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor,This is regarding a male aged 48 with high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, and overweight. He has muscle spasms or shakes, drops things because of this, cannot stay awake during the day. It affects his driving and family life. He can nap for a few hours and when he gets up falls ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is clear that he has obstructive sleep apnea which causes interrupted sleep during the night due to obstruction of the nasopharyngeal air flow. As a consequence, he becomes sleepy in the daytime. Confirmation of the diagnosis requires: Polysomnography. Over th...  Read Full »

Why do I have excessive daytime sleepiness? How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 16-year-old female. My weight is 85 kilograms, and I have a height of 5 feet 3 inch. I have excessive daytime sleepiness for the past three years. It got started in me before three years, and my parents took me to the local GP immediately. They did blood tests and told that I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have obstructive sleep apnea. Please say about other symptoms whether you had snoring, interrupted sleep, unrefreshed sleep, and morning headaches. If you had these symptoms, it supports the diagnosis. It is a condition characterized by obstruction of upper airway e...  Read Full »

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