Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

189 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Using a CPAP machine on a regular basis

Are there any dangers to using a CPAP machine on a regular basis once diagnosed with Sleep Apnea ?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Medical Topics
  User's Response
's  Response
the danger lies in NOT using a cpap if you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. and it should be used every time you intend to sleep, naps included.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

My husband has been using a CPAP for several years. Just recently his teeth ache badly and are sensitive to heat and cold and he feels he has sinus pressure. He got an ex-ray from regular doctor and they could find nothing. He went to dentist he could not find anything either...so I got to thinking maybe it is the CPAP causing the issue?

doctor1 MD

my husband has recently been diagnosed and put on a cpap machine, which doesn t seem to help, major depression, urinates every couple hours, the doctor ran all kinds of tests, (diabetes) etc, everything came back negative,, his one sister has diabetes, her and another sister also on cpap machines, his feet feel numb (weird feeling, ) the doctor took him off work- trying to figure out , the last couple days, his feet and calves are freezing,

doctor1 MD

Hi I am 57 yrs of age, female, been diagnosed with sleep apnea, on a cpap machine for a month now..and I don t always have to use symbicort but have allergies and I find I am congested and coughing lots.. can I use this with the cpap. I have the mask that fits in nostrils and covers mouth..

Recent questions on  Sleep disorder

doctor1 MD

I've been having heart palpitations lately, along with a tight throat, a heavy chest, and white spots on the back of my throat. I have woken up a couple times from what seems to be a sort of apnea, and i have trouble getting to sleep because of the palpitations... i am constantly aware of the tightness in my chest and my throat.

doctor1 MD

I have been using cosopt or a few years. Recently,however, a few hours after usage I get a little dizzy or tired. It goes away after a wile. I also use TravatanZ at night, which seems to contriute to insomnia. I forgot to ask if there is a charge for this information

doctor1 MD

Hi Doc. I have a bloodclot in my brain, caused by a major stroke, causing problems with my vains not getting enough oxygen to my brain. Does have severe sleep apnee. Do I need to go for the brain op to remove the clot, as it is giving me strong headaches and short memory. I have learnt there is risks involved?

doctor1 MD

Yes I have been taking Viibryd for one week. Ivejust finished my 10 mg side. I ve have a few side effect such as vision problem and a little tiredness and sleepiness. Do you think that will change the longer I m on it? My main question is could I increase bruising

doctor1 MD

SIR I HAVE BEEN TAKING 2MG CLONAZEPAM SINCE 1998. MAY I BE TOLERENT TO IT? WITH IT I HAVE BEEN TAKING 400MG QUTIAPIN PLAIN +10MG ZOLFRESH+ 600MG GABANEURON SR AT NIGHT.I M OKAY WITH THIS DOSE FOR MY BIPOLAR/ SLEEP DISORDER . IS GABANEURO ADDICTIVE...

doctor1 MD

Hi. I have a 27 year old son, who appears healthy...very strong, good nutrition etc, drinks occasionally....he has episodes that are increasing in frequency now, where he feels tingly and foggy, then becomes really disoriented, angry, confused and...

doctor1 MD

A few years ago I began falling asleep at inappropriate times. I was so sleepy that I had to quit my teaching job because I would fall asleep in the middle of teaching a lesson, reading a story, grading papers, in the middle of lunch, etc. I...