Deviated septum and cpap

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Avatar f tn There is absolutely no evidence that a deviated septum leads to oxygenation problems and problems with the heart and lungs. The only reasons to fix your deviated septum would be 1) you are finding it difficult to breathe through your nose 2) you have sleep apnea and fixing your septum may help with CPAP compliance 3) you are having severe, difficult to treat nosebleeds 4) you are looking for cosmetic rhinoplasty (of which a septoplasty may be a part).
Avatar n tn ” I went to the doctor and then to an ENT specialist and they said that I have a deviated septum. I was up-front with the doctor about the occasional use of cocaine, but he didn’t seem to think that was the cause of the deviated septum. (I’ve never been hit in the face or had any facial trauma.) But, I’m still convinced that I’ve somehow done some serious damage. What does everyone think? Can someone who’s used cocaine less than 10 times deviate or perforate their septum?
Avatar n tn My husband has OSA. He tried surgery before the CPAP and the surgery mad his apnea twice as bad (according to the sleep study). He had his deviated septum fixed, removal of turbinates in the sinuses and UPPP. He now has had a CPAP for about 6 monthes but can't stand it. He can't get used to the mask (he has tried several types), and his sinuses get congested. He has a ResMed with a humidifier and does sinus rinses daily. He also has tried taking precription inhalers and nose sprays.
Avatar n tn In most cases this resolves nasal congestion and irritation if it is caused by CPAP. Also if your mother has a deviated nasal septum then also it can cause allergy like symptoms. CPAP machines can also cause air in the stomach-gas and bloating. Lowering the CPAP pressure can help but do not do this without consulting your sleep specialist. Switching over to bilevel pressure or C-Flex may help your mother too. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.
Avatar n tn Started CPAP a few years ago. Tried many masks, none fit properly, so I quit. Started again two nights ago after experiencing over half an hour of abnormal breathing in the night. Last night was very disrupted with the usual CPAP trouble: mask gets dislodged and leaks with small movements, and when I tighten it enough to not leak, the pressure hurts forehead and face. Woke this morning with the entire white of the eye from nose to iris blood red! Not painful but very disturbing.
5054005 tn?1362926151 My numbers seem to be higher now than what they were during my sleep study and CPAP adjustment. The other night I was so tired and tired if waking up every 2 hours so I slept without the machine and felt better in the morning when I woke up. Is this normal? I have an appointment with sleep dr in a month, should I try to change it or just ride things out until then? Thanks for any help.
Avatar n tn I have been driving my husband crazy for 7 years of snoring, I can't wait until I can get a good nites sleep and wake up with energy. My father has had a CPAP for 20 years now and let me tell you that the machines are so much better now then back when he got his. My mother hated his first machine, she said it was like sleeping next to a vacuum cleaner. The new machines are smaller and quieter, my dad just got a new one and he loves it. Get the test done, it is painless and easy.
Avatar f tn This has been discussed in great length by some who have had the surgeries on a forum called cpaptalk. Having a deviated septum can make cpap use, except with full face mask, difficult. I don't know what kind of support you had in attempting cpap use, but maybe using a different mask or even having the septum repaired could make cpap use easier and the other surgeries avoidable. Having chronically enlarged and/or infected tonsils can narrow the airways.
Avatar n tn By itself a deviated septum will not cause sleep apnea, but it can make sleep apnea worse. A deviated septum can block sinus drainage into the nose. This could cause sinus headaches and earaches. Surgery to correct the deviation and clear the blockage is simple and effective. Other surgery, for obstructive sleep apnea, should be considered a last resort; only after a vigorous trial of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) has failed.
140719 tn?1217470652 I have had considerable nasal congestion for over a year, and particularly in L nostril for many years. I was told I have a deviated septum, but did not have surgery by that Dr. because he did not take any x-rays. I believe that I have SCAR tissue near my L nostril due to a Caldwell-Luc procedure to replace my L orbital around 1974, due to a fall. This has become a severe problem lately, and I am unable to wear my mask (Activa) all night.
Avatar f tn If indeed I have sleep apnea, then would you say it is best to treat that before attempting to fix the deviated septum. My deviated septum did not give me any problems until 2 years back when I developed the forward head. Are there any laser septoplasty methods?
Avatar dr m tn if they have a deviated septum and if allergy treatment doesn’t work, then we can offer a septoplasty. There is also surgery to reduce the turbinates, which are these wing-like structures on the side of the nose that swell when you have a cold or allergy and there’s one other condition called nasal valve collapse that is frequently undiagnosed. This is a condition where the sidewall nostrils of your nose tend to collapse due to just natural weakening or due to previous surgery.
Avatar m tn I have sleep apnea. I had the surgery in 2005. I had a deviated septum, my tonsils removed and my uvual taken out all at the same time. It was like getting hit in the face by a big truck. After the surgery, my snoring and apnea went away. I then gained some extra weight and it returned. I was sent for antoher sleep study and was put on a CPAP. I use my CPAP everyday. I could not get any sleep without it.
Avatar dr m tn Small strips of cartilage (harvested from either the nasal septum or the ear) are placed under the skin of the nostrils and between the septum and the cartilage of the lower part of the nose. There can be a little widening of your nose due to added support structures. A newer and easier way of addressing flimsy nostrils is to make a tiny incision under the lower eyelid and attach a thin suture the bone.
Avatar n tn My husband suffers from sleep apnea and his snoring over the past 2 years has become very challenging to sleep with. He had the pillar implants and surgery for his deviated septum and still snores a lot. He recently took a sleep test and his ENT doctor diagnosed him as still suffering from sleep apnea. Should he now go and have the Uvula removed and will this help him? He feels his nasal passages have greatly improved since the deviated septum surgery but the snoring is still a big problem.
Avatar n tn In most cases this resolves nasal congestion and irritation if it is caused by CPAP. Also if you have a deviated nasal septum then also it can cause allergy like symptoms from one nostril. Please discuss this with your ENT specialist or your sleep specialist. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar n tn I wake up with mouthfuls of stomach acid at night (in addition to the apneas), and I have major sinus issues to include polyps, a deviated septum, a bunch of thickened diseased tissue, and enlarged tubinates. The sinus issues make it a little taxing to breathe during the daytime, let alone at night. I do have a problem with falling asleep "inappropriately," and have actually gotten myself in small amounts of trouble a bunch of times over the years because of that.
Avatar m tn It really depends on what's causing your nasal congestion. I have a wealth of resources on my website (, as well as articles on nasal congestion on You can just search for my name.
Avatar dr m tn You wake up feeling much more refreshed, have much more energy and all the medical problems start to get better. One of the problems with CPAP, however, is that people just don’t like to use it, but with good counseling and proper follow-up from clinic staff and the equipment people that administer the device, many people can do well with this device. However, there are certain people who just can’t use CPAP for other reasons despite trying different kinds of masks, headgear and devices.
Avatar n tn He said it was normal minus the left tonsil being in the folds which didn't concern him and some mucus on my vocal cords that when he asked me to swallow, it would come off. I also have a deviated septum but he never commented on that so I assume he wasn't impressed. I've know I've had that for years. I have no idea what caused me to wake up so abruptly at 3 AM Sunday with that weird tissue swelling, like it was falling sensation.
Avatar f tn Despite the vertigo being resolved, what I seem to have now is a forward head posture, stiff muscles and joints in the jaw, neck and shoulders and hips. But most of all I have breathing issues and the sides of my neck, shoulder and jaw seem all jammed up . I used to have severe restriction in my rib cage which affected my breathing. My physio gave me some exercises which helped fix this and my breathing is better.
Avatar f tn Fatigue and shooting pains were the pre diagnosis symptoms. During each round of tx I got more tired, pain kicked up and brain phog came in off the coast (more so anyway). Post tx I went hypothyroid, developed heavy RA symptoms and still have terrible problems with both the pain and fatigue but deal with it by pushing through till I drop.
Avatar m tn The ENT told me I had deviated septum causing 90%blockage on right side of my nose. I also had enlarged turbinate tissue, as well as enlarged soft palate. I am awaiting insurance approval to set surgery date to correct septum and turbinate issues, as well as removal of tonsils, and removal of soft palate tissue and reconstruction of my uvula. What can I expect as far as recovery time and pain for all of this together? I know it's going to be quite painful.
461245 tn?1219362446 by cpap, like those have been shown to have an inset jawbone partially narrowing the airway. Or those who were given a nasal mask but their septum is deviated and they can't breathe thru their nose. People's situations are so varied, and sometimes complex enough that one sleep study could have been just a piece of the puzzle. Please encourage your son that what he's done so far is a beginning in finding solutions, but to please not stop without answers and solutions.
5856747 tn?1403352282 It is if you like a progression of snoring and is caused by many factors including obesity, deviated nasal septum, chronic rhinitis, nasal polyps, smoking and alcohol excess. • Central. This is a lees common form of sleep apnoea and occurs in someone with no history of snoring or airways obstruction. It has to do with signals not getting through to the breathing centres in the brain. • Complex. This is a combination of both of the above and again is rare.
Avatar m tn yes I have OSA and CSA and PLMD and cpap doesn't work for me, my nose starts to buzz/hurt on cpap because of deviated septum. this disease has destroyed my whole body and life and career. I started getting diabetes, brain damage, couldn't learn well, exhaustion thanks!
Avatar n tn Thanks for the input, I do not feel so alone. OH, I did ask ENT about the deviated septum and that I probably have had all my life, and why now, why surgery? His only answer is that sometimes when people get to their 40's these symptoms start to get worse and he could not guarantee that the surgery would fix the problem. and I am not 40 yet, by the way.. I am just a bit skeptical of this surgery..want to check all other avenues first. sorry so long...
Avatar m tn I do have a deviated septum but that isn't the whole story apparently. The mucous buildup appears to be the worst part of this. I have not been put on antibiotics. I was considering surgery but it was not presented as mandatory due to the mild level of infection. I was on a CPAP machine years ago but that was horrible and I never got a decent night's sleep with that method. Anyone have any insight into this situation?