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How many hours should a 76 year old should sleep?

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Dr. Jnikolla


Practicing since :2003

Answered : 1719 Questions

Posted on Fri, 3 Aug 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I am age 76,and my dr said I dont need more than 8 hrs sleep per night. and to check my sleep hygeince.I use 3 liters of 02 at night, have sleep apany for about15 yrs and use 2 liters of 02 some during the day.she rx 25 mg of zolof.any suggestions? Larry Partain
Answered by Dr. Jnikolla 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
no more than 8 hours

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to HealthcareMagic,

I read the history carefully but could you please be more specific in your question so that I can assist you specifically...

Yes, I fully agree that you need 8 hours of sleep, not more than that as per your age.

Regards and feel free to ask me again.

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Follow up: Dr. Jnikolla 2 hours later
I have 1 kidney,gfr of 29 and creatin 2.2. Kidney taken out 05/2016.I have been a diabetic 16 yrs. controlled by glipizide 3 per day at 5 mg.treated by my family doctor.What would be the advantage ,if any of going to an endroconoligist. XXXXXXX Partain
Answered by Dr. Jnikolla 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
continue discussion

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

First I'd strongly recommend you to go definitely to the specialist endocrinologist.

S/he probably should do a clinical check-up, further blood tests and other relevant examinations for evaluating your actual situation. As per the results, s/he will change or modify the current treatment and will advise you further.

Hope to have been helpful.

Regards and feel free to ask me again


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