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Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea: Introduction

Sleep apnea: A condition which is characterized by transient attacks of apnea that usually occur during ones sleep. See detailed information below for a list of 36 causes of Sleep apnea, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Sleep apnea:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Sleep apnea. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Sleep apnea

Home medical tests possibly related to Sleep apnea:

Causes of Types of Sleep apnea:

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Sleep apnea: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Sleep apnea, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Sleep apnea Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Sleep apnea may 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.
  • Surgery - for any physical airway abnormality or other physical problem.
  • more treatments...»

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Alternative Treatments for Sleep apnea

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Sleep apnea may include:

Stories from Users for Sleep apnea

Real-life user stories relating to Sleep apnea:

Sleep apnea: Animations

Medications or substances causing Sleep apnea:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Sleep apnea as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Sleep apnea: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Sleep apnea may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Sleep apnea

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Misdiagnosis and Sleep apnea

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect). One of the most...read more »

RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed. The typical symptoms are night-time tingling, crawling, or...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff"...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the...read more »

Sleep apnea: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Sleep apnea

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Sleep apnea: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Article Excerpts about Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which breathing stops during sleep for 10 seconds or more, sometimes more than 300 times a night. The hallmark of the disorder is excessive daytime sleepiness and compromised quality of life, including significant social and emotional problems. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Sleep Apnea Information Page: NINDS)

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can cause a person to stop breathing for short periods during sleep and to snore heavily. Sleep apnea may cause daytime sleepiness and even heart failure. The risk for sleep apnea increases with higher body weights. Weight loss usually improves sleep apnea. (Source: excerpt from Obesity: NWHIC)

Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that is far more common than generally understood. First described in 1965, sleep apnea is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. It owes its name to a Greek word, apnea, meaning"want of breath." (Source: excerpt from Sleep Apnea: NWHIC)

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

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

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

Definitions of Sleep apnea:

Apnea that occurs during sleep
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep and consequent oxygen desaturation.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Sleep apnea

The list below shows some of the causes of Sleep apnea mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Sleep apnea?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Sleep apnea. Of the 36 causes of Sleep apnea that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 33 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sleep apnea:

The following list of conditions have 'Sleep apnea' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Sleep apnea:

The following list of medical conditions have Sleep apnea or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Classifications of Sleep apnea:

Subtypes of Sleep apnea:

Nocturnal dyspnoea (8 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Sleep apnea:

Sleep symptoms (1476 causes), Sleeping problems (873 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Nocturnal symptoms (698 causes)

Symptoms related to Sleep apnea:

Insomnia (521 causes), Drowsiness (1139 causes), Sleepiness (1139 causes), Difficulty sleeping, Obesity (236 causes), Surgery, Uvuloplasty, Snoring (36 causes), Mouth gurads

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

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Medical News summaries about Sleep apnea

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Sleep apnea

Medical research papers related to Sleep apnea include:

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