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Sleep Apnea

A sleep disorder, where a person's breathing repeatedly stops and starts while asleep, is called sleep apnea. The characteristic signs and symptoms of sleep apnea are loud snoring and daytime tiredness even after a goodnight's rest. The types of sleep apnea are obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea syndrome.

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My wife is experiencing sleep troubles. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been a bit worried about my wife's sleep troubles. She has been dealing with this sleep disorder for about two years now, and it is starting to take a toll on her. We have tried a few things, including some sleep medicine, but it does not seem to be working as expected. At 48, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern about your wife. What exactly do you mean by a sleep disorder? Is it that she finds difficulties falling asleep, or does she wake up in between and not get sleep? Does she snore during sleep? Does she fee...  Read Full »

I suffer from sleep issues. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old male currently working night shifts, and I am encountering difficulties in achieving adequate sleep. I suspect that I might be dealing with a sleep disorder. Could you provide information on the typical signs of sleep disorders and guide me on differentiating between ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I suggest getting polysomnography, a sleep study that monitors and records various physiological activities during sleep to diagnose sleep disorders to figure out sleep issues and rule out sleep apnea (breathing interrupt...  Read Full »

What does it mean if my RBC and hematocrit values are elevated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. My height is 5'8", and my weight is 185 lbs. I take tablet Tirosint 50 mcg for my Hashimoto's thyroiditis and tablet Slynd for PCOS. My blood reports showed slightly elevated RBC and hematocrit and low MCH. I have had migraines for six years. What is causin...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have checked your CBC (complete blood count) report (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). In the attached blood report, red blood cells and hematocrit are slightly high, while MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin) is borderline low. These fluctuations...  Read Full »

Can High Blood Pressure Be The Reason For The Bloody Mucus From My Throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I had mucus from the throat, and it had minor blood in it. I went to the ER, and the blood pressure was 190/110. The doctors told the bleeding had to do with the blood pressure as the bleeding stopped as soon as blood pressure reducing pills were given orally. I had blood tests done to...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Parvez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through all your reports you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they are normal. I am glad that despite very high blood pressure you have ended up having only minor bleeding, which I believe, was a warning sign. I would reco...  Read Full »

I have difficulty sleeping despite following a sleep routine. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years old, and for the past several months, I have been dealing with constant sleep deprivation. I lie in bed for hours, unable to shut my mind off, and even when I do manage to fall asleep, I wake up multiple times during the night. I am constantly fatigued, and irritable, an...  Read Full »

Dr. Aremu Olumide Moses

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Kindly answer the following for better suggestions: 1. Do you check your blood pressure regularly? 2. Are you hypertensive? 3. Any history of excessive alcohol consumption or use of hard drugs, caffeine, or tobacco? 4. Any significant ...  Read Full »

I need CPAP for sleep apnea. Can it delay cognitive growth?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 33-year-old male with untreated sleep apnea for two years. I am about to undergo CPAP (Continous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy. I want to know whether my ability to think, learn, and concentrate return to baseline after the initiation of CPAP therapy. I would also like to know i...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. I can understand your problem and concern. CPAP (Continous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy is best for sleep apnea. It will not affect your cognition, memory, and thinking. It may improve even your cognition i...  Read Full »

I am a female, weighing 120 pounds diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea and marble bone disease. Can a BIPAP machine potentially disrupt or damage cutaneous surgical stitches?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, weighing 120 pounds and standing 4 feet 11 inches tall. I have been diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea and also have marble bone disease. I am concerned that using a BIPAP machine could potentially disrupt or damage cutaneous surgical stitches. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, the BIPAP (bilevel positive airway pressure) machine can open cutaneous stitches due to high oxygen perfusion pressure—follow-up in case of any doubt. I hope this information will help you. Thank you.   Read Full »

My sleep is very much disturbed. Can it be anxiety-related?

Query: Hello doctor,This all began about two and a half months ago when I went through an extremely stressful period. I started having trouble sleeping. The stressful period has long passed, but my sleep still is not back to normal. For the past six to eight weeks, I can easily fall asleep but wake up ever...  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is known as an inability to maintain sleep wherein falling asleep and waking is unaltered, but multiple sleep breaks occur. You describe it as being recent in onset, persistent, started after a very stressful period, and most importantly, you are not feeling f...  Read Full »

Could my chronic granulomatous disease be related to sleep apnea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53 year old army veteran, served for 33 years, who was diagnosed while serving in the army with chronic granulomatous disease and sleep apnea. When I filed a Veterans Administration (VA) claim, the VA rated me for compensation but combined the ratings into one rating. This mean...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an immunodeficiency condition where the white blood cells cannot fight the pathogens effectively which cause different types of infections. As for sleep apnea, it is caused by narrowing of the air passages mostly in the nasopha...  Read Full »

I have imbalance and lightheadedness issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My weight is 211.41 Pounds and height is 6 feet. I have severe sleep apnea and minor CAD (Coronary Artery Disease) with hypertension. I am facing problems of imbalance and lightheadedness. This started some six months back. Then, I was diagnosed with an uncompensa...  Read Full »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the information you gave me, it looks like your imbalance is due to a condition called cervical myelopathy. The examination findings of your spine specialist also correlate with your diagnosis. This happens when there is undue pressure or compression of the spinal...  Read Full »

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