How To Deal With Sleep Apnea In GERD Sufferers?
good night. r nhow do you treat sleep apnea in people with gerd?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Sleep apnea or sleep apnea is a disorder in the respiratory system where when a person sleeps, the airways are blocked because the throat wall becomes loose and narrows. In normal people this condition does occur, but in those who have sleep apnea, the muscles become too weak so that the constriction and obstruction of the airways greatly interfere with breathing.
Among the factors that increase the risk of developing this condition are:
Has a big neck
Being overweight or obese
Are older than 40 years
Abnormalities in the structure of the neck
Family history of similar disorders
Other medical conditions such as heart problems and stroke
So because GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is not one of the risk factors for sleep apnea, the handling will be no different. Among them are:
Avoiding sedatives and sleeping pills
Avoid sleeping on your back
Limit or stop drinking alcohol
If it still doesn't work, then you should consult the problem with an internal medicine specialist to get further treatment, such as by administering tools called CPAP, BiPAP, MAD and ASV. If needed, your doctor may recommend surgery.
Meanwhile, you should also avoid eating too full, avoid eating within 2 hours of going to bed, and avoid eating oily, acidic, spicy foods and caffeinated drinks such as coffee. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa