Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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What causes elevated heart rate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having neck stiffness and headache as soon as I wake up. I am feeling tired throughout the day. My Apple shows elevated heart rates today. They are 130 mm Hg, 140 mm Hg, 150 mm Hg at different times of the day like 12 PM, 3 PM, 6 PM. Is there something wrong to get worried? I have g...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, what you were doing when you had an elevated heart rate? Are you were walking, sleeping or exercising. Did you have any symptoms associated with this high heart beat like chest pain, dizziness or shortness of breath? Do you smoke or have alcohol. Also, upload you...  Read Full »

Why do I feel hard to sleep at night?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having trouble with sleeping at night. I feel exhausted all day. I do not understand the reason. Can you help me?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Disturbed sleep at night can be due to many reasons. If you are having any kind of mental stress or anxiety, then it can cause disturbed sleep at night. Other causes are sleep disorders, obstructive s...  Read Full »

How is obstructive sleep apnea treated?

Query: My daughter had a sleep study and was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and some other sleep apnea as well. I believe central was what she called it. She’s not on medications. I did order an oxygen monitor because I’m terrified she’s going to stop breathing. I don’t know...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq, With regards to your concerns, As your daughter is having apneic spells it better to consult with the doctor for the treatment. There can be different causes for obstructive sleep apnea like enlarged adenoid, enlarged tonsil, enlarged tubrnates, deviated nasal septum or la...  Read Full »

What would you recommend for a stuffy nose, resulting in sleep difficulties?

Query: I have enlarged turbinates in my right nostril. I have adrenal fatigue and some gut issues as a result. My nose is stuffy quite a lot with occasional clear discharge. With this what would you recommend and how much to take? This has been going on for about 2 months and it is really hard to sleep/...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: hello hope you're feeling better! Your presenting complaints of difficulty sleeping at night suggests that you might be suffering from Obstructive sleep apnea! As your weight is also quite high. You need to under go complete physical examination and history before reaching definitive diagnosis. ...  Read Full »

Can sinus and turbinate problems cause breathing difficulties?

Query: Hi doctor, Operation for supraglottic collapse, laryngomalacia last year, increasing difficulty in breathing and swallowing for four years, supposed to have operation on maxillary sinus right ethmoid and CT scan of paranasal sinuses, was meant to have submucous diathermy of inferior turbinates, and...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I personally feel you have been having chronic obstructive sleep apnea at different levels. However, the symptoms of difficulty in opening your mouth and yawning can be related to the temperomandibular joint. The other symptoms such as weakened chest moments causing dis...  Read Full »

What are the causes for high platelet count?

Query: Hi doctor, My total RBC count: 6.14. Packed cell volume/hematocrit: 51.70. RDW: 14.1. Total WBC count: 10200. Absolute lymphocyte count: 3570. Absolute eosinophil count: 510. Platelet count: 477000. Do I have cancer because my platelet count is been increasing 6 months back it was 41...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is unlikely to be cancer. This is a gradual increase in platelet which is not expected in cancer. Also, much more increase is expected in cancer. Now this much elevation may be due to worsening sleep apnea or may be lab variation. You may retest it to confirm and...  Read Full »

How to get rid of sleep walking though my OSA is under control?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with OSA and parasomnia/sleepwalking. I have been on CPAP for several months now with success, but still having some episodes at night, where I act out my dreams and I am afraid and run out of the house onto the street. I was also violent and aggressive towards my part...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. Your sleepwalking is mainly because of your OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). But as you said it is under control then sleepwalking should also be in control. You can try some measures to prevent any harm to others and yourself. 1) Always c...  Read Full »

What is the connection between sleep deprivation and over weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having sleepless nights for about a few months. Even if I get six to eight hours sleep at night, sometimes less than five, I always end up being tired throughout the day. I am always sleepy even if I drink coffee, but when I decide to get some sleep, I cannot sleep. I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you are concerned as sleep is vital for a proper functioning of the body. We need to look at a few things like have you gained weight recently or does this coincide with the sleep disturbances you have been suffering from? As I can see you are overweight an...  Read Full »

I get violent diaphragm convulsion during sleep. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Last night during sleep, I was awoken by a violent diaphragm convulsion. I felt a sensation of being drawn down into a cold dark blackness. It was very much disturbing and I felt like I was going to die. I had benign arrhythmias with follow up Holter monitor and stress test revealed no si...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you have been investigated for arrhythmia - paroxysmal (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but my main concern here would be obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). There is a scoring system that we use to stratify your risk for OSA. Please provi...  Read Full »

Please evaluate my CBC report to help me understand my health condition.

Query: Hello doctor, Please examine my heath checkup report with the CBC report extensively and help me to understand my present health condition.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All and all it looks very good but I have a few questions if you can answer them: Do you have any one in the family with heart attack? If yes who were they and what were there ages? Did so...  Read Full »

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