Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
Dictionary » OSA


Introduction: OSA

Description of OSA

OSA (medical condition): Sleep apnea refers to a temporary cessation of breathing during sleep, that usually repeats in a cycle. In children, ...more

OSA: See also:

Sleep apnea:
  »Introduction: Sleep apnea
  »Symptoms of Sleep apnea
  »Causes of Sleep apnea
  »Treatments for Sleep apnea

OSA: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for OSA:

OSA as a Disease

OSA: Another name for Sleep apnea (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Sleep apnea
  »Symptoms of Sleep apnea
  »Causes of Sleep apnea
  »Treatments for Sleep apnea

OSA: Related Diseases

OSA: OSA is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of OSA

Some of the causes of OSA are included in the list below:

Symptoms of OSA (Sleep apnea)

Some of the symptoms of OSA incude:

Treatments for OSA (Sleep apnea)

Treatments for OSA (Sleep apnea) include:

  • Specific treatments
    • Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nasal CPAP)
    • Dental appliances
    • Decongestants - if blockage is from a stuffy nose or sinuses.
    • Oxygen - somewhat controversial.

Treatment of OSA: For more treatment information about OSA, see treatment of Sleep apnea (OSA)

OSA: Article Excerpts about Sleep apnea

NINDS Sleep Apnea Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which breathing stops during sleep for 10 seconds or more, sometimes more... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Sleep Apnea Information Page: NINDS)

Obesity: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can cause a person to stop breathing for short periods during sleep and... (Source: excerpt from Obesity: NWHIC)

Sleep Apnea: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that is far more common than generally understood.... (Source: excerpt from Sleep Apnea: NWHIC)

OSA: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to OSA:

Interesting Medical Articles:

Medical dictionaries:

More Medical Dictionary Topics

  • Pulmonary agenesis
  • Pulmonary agenesis, Microphthalmia, and Diaphragmatic defect
  • Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis
  • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
  • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, congenital
  • Pulmonary alveoli
  • Pulmonary alveolus
  • Pulmonary amebiasis
  • Pulmonary angiography
  • Pulmonary anthrax

    Find out more

    Search to find out more about OSA:

    powered by

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise