Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is halting and resumption of breathing during sleep. It can occur due to different reasons. In obstructive sleep apnea, there is a blockage in the airway, which causes an intermittent stoppage of breathing. It is caused by intermittent relaxation of throat muscles, leading to loud snoring, headaches, daytime sleepiness, gasping for air, etc. Continuous positive airway pressure is the best treatment modality for it.

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I wake up every day with a heavy head and dizziness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I wake up with a heavy head, headache, and drowsiness. It seems tough to do anything in the morning. But, I feel more energetic in the evening. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Alon Seifan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many things can cause morning fatigue. If you snore at night, you may have a condition called sleep apnea or otherwise known as obstructive sleep apnea. This causes a lack of oxygen and can cause people to feel drowsy during the day. However, this would not explain w...  Read Full »

What is the difference between myocardial bridge and NSTEMI?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from chest pain on and off for quite some time now. The frequency of chest pains has been increasing over the last few months. I had chest pain twice last year before 7 and 14 months. I was hospitalized with chest pain and with mildly elevated Troponin T. Discharge summary...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please tell me the following details so that I can help you with the conceern: 1) Did NSTEMIs (non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction) occur after exertion or at rest? 2) What were the symptoms during NSTEMIS, like transient or prolonged chest pain more tha...  Read Full »

Can obesity result in snoring?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old male, and I do not have any medical condition besides that I am overweight, maybe obese class 1, with a height of 184 cm and weight between 105-115 kg. Last few months ago, I noticed that, sometimes, when I am about to fall asleep, I make a snoring sound while I am con...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A lot of causes can produce this snoring. They include: There are nasal causes that need an endoscopic examination to be diagnosed. Your soft palate may be large enough to vibrate while sleeping, which can be diagnosed by oral inspection. Capture a photo of your ...  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 »

What causes heart palpitations and presyncope?

Query: Hi doctor, I have heart palpitations and presyncope events. Please help me with it.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your attached ECG (electrocardiogram) is fine. There are some motion artifacts and no significant abnormalities. So these ECG (electrocardiogram) do not help to explain the cause of syncope. Were these ECG (electrocardiogram) obtained during the events? Because cardi...  Read Full »

How is obstructive sleep apnea treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter had a sleep study and she was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and some other apnea also. She is not taking medications. I believe that she called it as central. I ordered an oxygen monitor as she was unable to breathe properly. I do not know what to do. In the last h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your daughter is having apneic spells, it is better to consult a doctor soon to get treatment. The different causes for obstructive sleep apnea are enlarged adenoid, enlarged tonsil, enlarged turbinates, deviated nasal septum, or a large tongue. As you believe it...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I have enlarged turbinates in the right nostril. I have fatigue with some gut issues. My nose is stuffy with clear discharge. From this, what would recommend for me and how much to be taken? I have these issues for the past two months and I feel hard to sleep.   Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have difficulty while sleeping at night. It suggests that you might be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Your weight seems to be high. You need to do a complete physical examination before reaching a definitve diagnosis. I suggest you reduce your weight and sl...  Read Full »

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

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

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 »

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

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 »

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