shreck wrote:Trying to find info,
I don't even know if there is such a thing as "Peripheral Vascular Disease". What I do know is, that Apnea has caused my legs to look as though I had Peripheral Arterial Disease, but my legs suffer from a vascular problem, not arterial. I have had every symptom of PAD that I am aware of, including blood clots. I am 45 yrs old and I have had mixed apnea all my life.
I am looking for more information, my doctor has been less the forthcoming about the subject. Seems to be more comfortable to just treat symptoms, then to be upfront and proactive. Is there any Hospitals or Groups that specialize in "PVD" or in apnea with significant side effects.
"is your apnea fully under control?"
"Do you sleep holding a single position because of the CPAP, and therefore do not have the regular motion that keeps your blood moving around as you sleep?"
"Do you have a machine that can give your doctor a data dump so that they know if you are fully covered".
Do I have any recourse on a test that paid for, but not completed?
Within "Apnea/Hypopnea" statistics, what do the terms "Supine", "Non-Supine", "Mean Seconds" and "Longest seconds" mean?
what do they mean when I have 30% "Hypopnea"?
is there a link to a site that explains all this?
2. Apnea and PAD is a subject I'm interested in. My Rheumatologist disagrees with me, but I get a bizzare arthritis in my toes and fingers when my apnea is not being compensated. I believe it has something to do with decreased peripheral O2. Vicki
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