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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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Given the stronger association of sleep apnoea with metabolic abnormalities in this age group, emphasis should be placed on yearly monitoring of indices of metabolic symptoms and lifestyle interventions, such as weight control, healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress management," said lead author Yun Li, postdoctoral researcher at the Pennsylvania State University.
If left untreated, sleep apnoea can result in a growing number of health problems, including high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, irregular heart beats, and heart attacks.
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.
The health risks of untreated sleep apnoea are numerous.
Thirty- sever- year- old Mukesh Verma lived with sleep apnoea for almost four years before consulting the doctor.
People suffering from sleep apnoea are up to five times more likely than average to have a severe car crash.
Patients with sleep apnoea can be reluctant to go on holiday because of this, often a patient is sent by a GP because their partner has said 'I cannot bear this' or I'm leaving'.
As people with sleep apnoea fall asleep, the muscles in their airway relax.
Sleep apnoea is a disorder is which there are one or more pauses in breathing (apnoea), or even shallow breathing, during sleep.
The study involved 63 obese men (BMI 30-40) aged 30-65 years with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea who were being treated with continuous positive airway pressure (a mask designed to help breathing during sleep).
Use of tonsil size in the evaluation of obstructive sleep apnoea.