Snoring And Sleep Apnea Association

Obstructive Sleep Apnea versus Central Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is when the airwaybecomes narrowed or obstructed and you're making the effort to breathe but we do notsee any flow in air movement coming from your nose or mouth. Where central sleep apnea occurswhere your brain forgets to tell your body to breathe. If we're looking at it from avery simplistic term and so we do not see the drive to breathe. So the first step isto come into the and be seen by one of our physicians in the sleep medicine .We'll go through a questionnaire and try to determine what risk factors we think you havefor sleep apnea such as obesity, snoring, daytime sleepiness and then if we think thatyou have a high risk for meeting those criteria

then we would set you up for a sleep studyeither in your home to do an overnight sleep study or in our laboratory, depending on yoursituation. The CPAP can be used to treat both conditions and, in some patients, that isenough. However, there are some patients that have more complex types of central sleep apneathat require more complicated types of machines to treat that condition. Obstructive sleepapnea actually has been linked to a lot of other problems such as high blood pressureand then, you know, difficulty functioning during the day. If it goes untreated for along period of time there's an increased risk of early heart problems and those types ofthings.

Does Obstructive Sleep Apnea Cause Cancer Thousand Oaks Malibu Westlake Village Popper

There is no scientific evidencethat sleep apnea causes cancer. A recent article showing an “association� of sleep apnea with a higher mortality from cancer has recently raised controversy. However, when one sifts through all of the data, both supporting and conflicting, there is no clear association of sleep apnea and cancer risk.

What is known is that low levelsof oxygen associated with sleep apnea, especially severe sleep apnea, has been shown to cause anincrease in growth of blood vessels. Low oxygen levels from other causes have also been shown to do this. Therefore, it is thought that severe sleepapnea or severely depressed oxygen levels in association with other cancer risk factors “may� increase the risk of developing cancers.

Hello, I'm Ronald Popper. Thank you for watching. If you or a loved one needs moreinformation on sleep disorders, please visit our web site at sleepmd4u where you'll find more tutorials in this series as well as our white paper on obstructive sleep apnea that is free for you to download. For a direct consultation youcan reach us through our web site

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SECOND OPINION MYTH OR MEDICINE Childhood Snoring BCBS

NARRATOR: BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD IS A PROUDSPONSOR OF SECOND OPINION. LIVE FEARLESS NARRATIVE: OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IS A COMMONTYPE OF APNEA IN CHILDREN. IT'S TYPICALLY CAUSED BY AN OBSTRUCTION INTHE AIRWAY, SUCH AS ENLARGED TONSILS. ONE OF THE MANY SYMPTOMS INCLUDE SNORING,AND TREATMENT IS OFTEN THE SURGICAL REMOVAL OF THE TONSILS AND ADENOIDS. SO IF YOUR CHILD SNORES, THEY SHOULD HAVETHEIR TONSILS OUTé IS THIS MYTH OR MEDICINEé

DR. HEIDI CONNOLLY: IF YOUR CHILD SNORES, THEYSHOULD HAVE THEIR TONSILS OUT.quot; THAT IS A MYTH, AND I'M GOING TO TELL YOUWHY. I'M HEIDI CONNOLLY, AND I'M THE CHIEF OF THEDIVISION OF PEDIATRIC SLEEP MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER ANDTHE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AT STRONG. PROBABLY ABOUT 8% TO 10% OF PRESCHOOLAGECHILDREN SNORE, BUT ONLY ABOUT 2% ACTUALLY HAVE SLEEP APNEA. SO IF EVERY CHILD WHO SNORED WAS GOING TOHAVE THEIR TONSILS AND ADENOIDS TAKEN OUT

JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE SNORING, WE WOULD BEDOING SURGERY THAT'S NOT NECESSARY. TAKING OUT TONSILS AND ADENOIDS IS A RELATIVELYLOWRISK SURGICAL PROCEDURE, BUT IT'S STILL A SURGICAL PROCEDURE WITH THE ATTENDANT RISKSOF GETTING GENERAL ANESTHESIA, RECOVERY TIME, TIME OFF OF WORK, AND TIME FROM SCHOOL. NARRATOR: WHAT IS THE CORRELATION BETWEENOBESITY IN CHILDREN AND SLEEP APNEAé DR. HEIDI CONNOLLY: HAVING OBESITY INCREASES THERISK OF HAVING OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA BECAUSE IT NARROWS THE AIRWAY DUE TO FAT DEPOSITIONIN THE TISSUES OF THE UPPER AIRWAY.

THE CONVERSE IS ALSO TRUE, THAT HAVING SLEEPAPNEA INCREASES THE RISK OF OBESITY BECAUSE OF THE SLEEP DISRUPTION LEADING TO MORE SLEEPINESSAND SEDENTARY BEHAVIORS DURING THE DAYTIME. TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA IS KNOWN TO IMPROVELINEAR GROWTH IN CHILDREN, SO TALLER CHILDREN WHO WEIGH THE SAME ARE MORE THIN, AND IT ALSOHELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS BECAUSE CHILDREN ARE MORE ENGAGED IN ACTIVITIES DURING THE DAYTIMEAND THEREFORE LESS LIKELY TO BE SEDENTARY AND HAVE EXCESS WEIGHT GAIN. AND THAT'S MEDICINE. NARRATOR: NOT SURE IF IT'S MYTH OR MEDICINEé

CONNECT WITH US ONLINE. WE'LL GET TO WORK AND GET YOU A SECOND OPINION. NARRATOR: BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD IS A PROUDSPONSOR OF SECOND OPINION. LIVE FEARLESS.

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