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Do tongue exercises work ?
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Hi,I saw a study on the internet in which OSA was alleviated with tongue exercises, and some UK medics recommend exercises - thinking of Mike Dilkes, but I spoke to a local consultant and he said…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Dec 3, 2021.

Getting a precise diagnosis - scans ?
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Hi all, so, OK I got a diagnosis of OSA and was given a CPAP machine.Finding out exactly what the problem is has not proven so easy. By exact problem I mean what the structural problem in my throat…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Oct 5, 2021.

 

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John replied to John's discussion Do tongue exercises work ?
"Thing is, I'd have thought if there was evidence that exercises and things like singing had a positive effect on marginal cases, then you might not have to prescribe expensive and annoying equipment like CPAP machines so often. Ideally, I would…"
Dec 3, 2021
John replied to John's discussion Do tongue exercises work ?
"Ah, well then, there's a consultant at Castle Hill who needs to know about this :-)I suppose at the far end of this there is Mewing ?"
Dec 2, 2021
Kath Hope replied to John's discussion Do tongue exercises work ?
"Sorry, but I missed your post. Tongue exercises have been proven to work to improve sleep apnoea but, depending on the severity, don't usually cure it unless very mild and assuming the tongue is the only cause of the sleep apnoea. We have the…"
Dec 2, 2021
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Do tongue exercises work ?

Hi,I saw a study on the internet in which OSA was alleviated with tongue exercises, and some UK medics recommend exercises - thinking of Mike Dilkes, but I spoke to a local consultant and he said there was no evidence that exercises work. Is there anything definitive to know about this ?thanks.See More
Oct 6, 2021
John replied to John's discussion Getting a precise diagnosis - scans ?
"Thank you for your thoughtful reply Kath. I still think the incisor filing sounds credible because moving my jaw forward a little, makes everything feel better in my throat and face, so it would be interesting to read about some cases. But as you…"
Oct 5, 2021
Kath Hope replied to John's discussion Getting a precise diagnosis - scans ?
"Ha, that's typical John, as your GP would have been able to give you a good examination. Regarding the conflicting advice you've been given regarding jaw surgery, that's very difficult. We've come across several people who have…"
Oct 1, 2021
John replied to John's discussion Getting a precise diagnosis - scans ?
"Thank you for your reply Kath. Well, I sort of lucked out because my GP was an ENT specialist who started getting into my case but he went elsewhere after Covid came so that was that.Year ago my dentist wanted to fiddle with my teeth to allow my jaw…"
Sep 30, 2021
Kath Hope replied to John's discussion Getting a precise diagnosis - scans ?
"Sorry for such a long delay to your question John, as we're inundated at the Hope2Sleep Charity (who run this group) at the moment. The reasons are not always given as a lot of sleep clinics are run by respiratory departments, yet with…"
Sep 30, 2021
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Getting a precise diagnosis - scans ?

Hi all, so, OK I got a diagnosis of OSA and was given a CPAP machine.Finding out exactly what the problem is has not proven so easy. By exact problem I mean what the structural problem in my throat is - small jaw, blocked nose, big tongue, fat neck - etc etc.My GP told me I had a big uvula, and polyps, and that's about it.Is there a way to maybe get a scan that a medic can point at and say, "this here is what's wrong" ? Maybe ultrasound scan ?thanksSee More
Sep 24, 2021
John replied to Dee Dee's discussion Free Resmed CPAP masks, postage costs only to pay in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Aha, hi Dee Dee I'd be interested in that Mirage FX if you still have it... ?"
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