- Snoring? Do you snore louder than talking or loud enough to be heard through closed doors?
- Tired? Do you feel tired during the day, even after a "good" night's sleep?
- Observed breathing interruption while sleeping? Has anyone ever seen you stop breathing while you're sleeping?
- Pressure: High blood pressure? Do you have high blood pressure, or are you being treated for it?
- Body mass index (BMI) over 35? Do you weigh more than you should for your height?
- Age: Over 50? Your risk for OSA increases as you get older.
- Neck size: Large? Does your neck measure more than 15 3/4 inches around? (Even higher risk is over 16 inches for women, or 17 inches for men.)
- Gender: Male? OSA is more common in men than in women.
Michael V. Jackson, MD
Specialty: Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine
Location and Office HoursPulmonary Medicine Associates
236 W 6th
Reno, NV 89503
- Hometown Health Plan
- Banner Churchill Community Hospital
- Northern Nevada Medical Center
- Renown Regional Medical Center
- St Mary's Regional Medical Center
How do I know if I am at risk of having obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?
Intermountain Healthcare answeredIf you answer yes to 1 or 2 of these questions, you may be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If you answer yes to 3 questions, your risk is high.
Does homeopathy help treat respiratory ailments?
Early studies show that the use of homeopathy may reduce the symptoms and duration of breathing problems. These conditions include runny nose, sinus swelling, or infections such as the flu. Homeopathy may help treat symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections in children. More studies are needed.
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