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apnoea

See apnea.

apnoea

Absence of breathing for short periods. This may be a pre-AGONAL effect or may result from forced overbreathing which reduces the blood levels of carbon dioxide and hence a major stimulus to respiration.

apnoea

the absence or suspension of breathing, as occurs in diving mammals.

apnoea

absence of breathing apnoeic adj . Depletion of oxygen in the blood threatens survival after about 3 minutes.

apnoea

absence of breathing

Patient discussion about apnoea

Q. Any advice on Fibromyalgia or Sleep Apnea? Hi there, any advice on Fibromyalgia or Sleep Apnea? Just been there for the test for both and they said ‘yes’. It looks like I have them. Just need to know what to expect. Thanks a bunch in advance.

A. untreated sleep apnea can:
Increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes
Increase the risk for or worsen heart failure
Make irregular heartbeats more likely
Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents

so here's a list of things you can do:
http://www.sleepapnea.org/resources/pubs/treatment.html

Q. my ears do not hear well especially when it's cold. i hear my breath and heart beat. what's my prolem? Denis when i breathe it feels like the breath goes through the ear when the weather is cold or when i do some excercise like jogging

A. for ear infections or blocked ear tube - try out the eardoc www.eardoc.info

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References in periodicals archive ?
With increasing rates of sleep apnoea, we have to ensure that everyone in Wales who needs access to a sleep service can get it.
Dr Keir Lewis, a respiratory consultant at Hywel Dda Health Board and an expert in obstructive sleep apnoea, said: "Sleep apnoea can take a huge toll on patients' health and wellbeing, causing other problems such as high blood pressure.
His hard work is paying off, as a new clinic for sleep apnoea patients has now been up-and-running for just over a year.
Dr Parr said: "Most patients are seen first by GPs with a special interest in sleep apnoea.
At the beginning of the study, both groups had a mean apnoea hypopnoea index (AHI) of 37 apnoeas per hour.
The researchers concluded that treatment with a low energy diet improves obstructive sleep apnoea in obese men, with the greatest effect in patients with severe disease.
Identifying the impact of sleep apnoea on women as an area of high unmet medical need, ResMed has designed a completely integrated sleep solution delivering tailored therapy choices specifically for women.
Sleep apnoea in women is a serious and growing health concern which needs addressing.
One recent study also found that women who have sleep apnoea are more likely to develop memory problems and dementia.
The study, which was funded by the Swedish Heart Lung Foundation, found that apnoea became more common in the older age groups.
Thirty- sever- year- old Mukesh Verma lived with sleep apnoea for almost four years before consulting the doctor.
THE theories about sleep apnoea are varied: obesity increases your risk of developing this.