Lofta sleep results help

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madams239
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Lofta sleep results help

Post by madams239 » Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:49 pm

Diagnosed with apnea from these results;

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (G47.33) - Moderate based on pRDI=16.1 and O2 nadir of 85%

https://imgur.com/a/abXdcPc

Appreciate any help! Have had elevated hemoglobin hematocrit and rbc, and many symptoms matching polycythemia, and sleepiness in daytime and heavy snoring, believing OSA is causing secondary polycythemia, but here's my lofta results as sleep studies are 6 months out by me.

Appreciate you all :)

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Julie
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Re: Lofta sleep results help

Post by Julie » Tue Jun 04, 2024 8:50 pm

I think we need a bit more info to go with what you sent... like your age, some med history (as relevant as possible to results), what meds you might be taking, plus reasons you felt the need to include the pix and narrative with your results. I mean, really?

madams239
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Re: Lofta sleep results help

Post by madams239 » Tue Jun 04, 2024 8:54 pm

27M, generally healthy, I just included detailed report of the results, I'm not entirely sure why that's a bad thing, but my mistake if I wasn't supposed to, I had seen other posts include them so I was just trying to do what was best.

I don't feel like I gave a narrative, just my symptoms.

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Re: Lofta sleep results help

Post by Pugsy » Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:03 pm

You don't meet diagnostic criteria for OSA diagnosis. It needs to be 5 AHI or more....yours is 3.6.

Now you do report lots of snoring and daytime sleepiness and snoring can mess with a person's sleep quality for sure.
I doubt that OSA is to blame for your blood issues but nothing is impossible I suppose.

Do you need a cpap machine? Not from the AHI but a maybe from the snoring and sleepiness.
Wouldn't hurt to give it a try.

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