Obstructive sleep apnea

What is Obstructive sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. It is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep, despite the effort to breathe, and is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation. These pauses in breathing, called "apneas" typically last 20 to 40 seconds.

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When I'm lying down and my teeth fall a certain way shut I can not breathe out I can breathe in but must move my teeth or open mouth to breathe

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Obstructive sleep apnea, nasal dilators, surgery,

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i have a 25 year old son, about 5' 8", 165 lbs with hypertension and obstructed sleep apnea. he recently (over the last mth) has been having blood...

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Thanks for asking.
Based on your clinical history and query, my opinion is as follows:
1. Obstructive sleep apnoea can lead to hypoxia...

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my father is a patient of obstructive sleep apnea and I'm very frightened of this. not only that he was admitted in cmc vellor. he was operationed...

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Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Not all obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients require surgery.
Only...

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