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what is the treatment for central apneas?

By Anonymous July 31, 2017 - 5:01pm
 
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What is the standard treatment for central sleep apnea. (all obstrutive apnea is cleared).

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Even though a CPAP is thought of for just obstructive sleep apnea, it is also used as a treatment for central sleep apnea, so a continuous flow of air is produced. Are you still on a CPAP, even though your other form of sleep apnea has been cleared?
There are other devices like a ASV (Adaptive servo-ventilation) that customize themselves to your own breathing patterns but also allowing a smooth flow of air.
Medications may also help.
Best,
Susan

August 1, 2017 - 5:29am
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