Dispatches From the Moderate Left

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Picture of the Week

Modern sleep apnoea treatments look fun:

3 Comments:

  • That doesn't look like a modern CPAP machine to me... (what are all the extra lines for?)

    Sleep apnoea treatment largely consists of a few things:

    Curative (i.e. actually cures the problem):
    - Weight reduction. Get rid of someone's obesity and, chances are, you'll cure their sleep apnoea (as well as a whole lot of other things). This is probably the most important thing.
    - Surgery to relieve pharyngeal obstruction. Only consider this after consulting a respiratory physician and a ENT surgeon...

    Symptom control (the problem is still there and will recur if you stop taking these measures):
    - Avoidance of smoking
    - Avoidance of alcohol
    - Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) delivered via a mask while sleeping.[/list]

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:48 PM  

  • blogging's been a bit slow all round the PIS crowd lately...

    By Blogger John Lee, at 9:51 PM  

  • Btw, I didn't think the anonymous commenter here for the very informative comment... thanks!

    By Blogger Jeremy, at 9:20 PM  

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