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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Why do I have symptoms of heartburn, shortness of breath and heart palpitations?

Query: Good day doctor! Please I want to know what's wrong with me..I noticed palpitations of the heart, heart burn at random times,shortness of breath (especially when every where is hot or stuffy) and I begin to cough when I lie down especially at night and I tend to choke easily if I lie flat on my bac...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello Dear possible causes for your symptoms 1. Acid reflux with gastro pharyngeal reflux. 2. Nocturnal asthmatic attacks. 3. Orthopnea seen in heart failure. 4. Obstructive sleep apnea. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Get it done TMT , echocardiogram, polysomnogra...  Read Full »

What possible diagnosis can cause palpitations, dizziness, hot face, and poor memory?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have been suffering from heart palpitations, dizziness, gasping for air upon falling asleep, and horrible fatigue. I recently started having a poor appetite, and I get a hot feeling in my face. Also, I get these times where I have poor memory and spaced out ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all investigations. All reports are looking normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity).Do you take alcohol or caffeinated drinks regularly? Do you suffer from anemia? Possible causes of your symptoms may be anxiety neurosis, obstructive...  Read Full »

What should I do to correct my sleep apnea with high BP?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51-year-old male. I am a former athlete and continue to lift five to six days a week. Last year, I was diagnosed with high BP (175/115). This was due to TRT, which I immediately stopped (it has been a year since I have used any TRT). I was on Amlodipine 5 mg, yet that did not h...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, looking at your weight, it is a possibility that you have sleep apnea issues. I suppose with home sleep study, the doctor should be able to start a medicine. Mattresses usually do not matter, but yes, you should avoid using a pillow because that inclination ...  Read Full »

Can anxiety cause breathlessness?

Query: Hello doctor, Three years ago, on Christmas Eve, I was traveling to my sister's home about 45 minutes from my home. My grandmother gave me a peppermint and as I swallowed it felt as if a piece got stuck in my throat. I got a strong sensation that I could not breathe. When I reached my sister's home,...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have the following recommendations to you. If you really want to help yourself, then start immediately. Quit smoking immediately. Follow a healthy diet and start losing weight. Initially, start with a 10 minute physical exercise and increase it gradually. By that,...  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 Quka

Neurologist

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 »

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 »

Does sleep apnea cause fatal complications during wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 years old male. I have two wisdom teeth in my lower jaw, which is impacted. And because of this, I suffer from TMJ pain. On my left side, I feel constant pressure or numbness with a formation of a small ball-like bulge seen slightly above the gums. I assume that “bumpy&rd...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, do not worry about the problem. You have TMJ (temperomandibular joint) problem, and the treatment is different for that. On the left side, you have pericoronitis, and on the right side, you have impacted teeth. Secondarily, you are taking medicine, whic...  Read Full »

Will sleep apnea cause temporomandibular disorders?

Query: Hello doctor, After TMJ problem, I am not able to sleep due to sleep apnea. I also have breathlessness after jaw lock.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Sleep apnea is associated with chronic pain disorders, including jaw pain like TMD (temporomandibular disorders). If it hurts to open and close your mouth, you may have these conditions. Patients with sleep apnea are generally mouth breath...  Read Full »

How worrying is trouble sleeping with possible sleep apnea in a 2-year-old kid?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2-year-old son is having a lot of trouble sleeping. He snores every night and tosses and turns and has trouble breathing through his nose. His doctor says he has enlarged tonsils and adenoids. I think he has obstructed sleep apnea because I hear him gasping for air sometimes. We did...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If symptoms are too severe we can go for tonsil and adenoid surgery now also. Flonase is a steroid and it does not affect growth as it will be administered inside the nostril and will have the action only there. There will not be any systemic or bloodstream absorption. Ho...  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 »

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