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What about asthma?

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maxmax +0 points · almost 3 years ago Original Poster

Asthma has been around for two years now, and it's hard to live, and sometimes it's uncomfortable to take oxygen, but it's a waste. Do you have any better Suggestions

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Sierra +0 points · almost 3 years ago Sleep Patron

It sounds like you have had asthma for two years. Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea as well? I'm not sure what you are asking about. Are you considering CPAP for asthma only? Or Asthma and sleep apnea?

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snuzyQ +0 points · almost 3 years ago Sleep Commentator

Hi maxmax,

Asthma is a real pain, but you're really better off sticking with the treatments that have been recommended to you by your doctor. If you suspect that you might have obstructive sleep apnea and have symptoms (daytime fatigue, waking up unrefreshed, snore a lot (your family members/roommates are complaining about it or you're waking yourself up frequently in the night), having to go to the bathroom a lot at night, falling asleep suddenly during the day, etc.), you should bring this to the attention of your GP. He/she will then either order a sleep test or refer you to a sleep doctor who will run a sleep test. OSA is diagnosed by an M.D. based on the interpretation of the sleep test.

If you have OSA, you will have a go at CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), which is the first, most effective and least invasive treatment offered for that condition. CPAP delivers pressure to keep your airway open. If you also need oxygen( because of your asthma), the oxygen can be piggy-backed onto the CPAP system. It takes time and persistence to adapt to CPAP therapy. CPAP is never prescribed for asthma, because it doesn't open up the bronchial passageways.

I'm so sorry you're having such a tough go with your asthma. Your current treatment is giving you your best shot at a reasonable life. Take care.

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