A narcolepsy diagnosis requires several tests. A doctor will perform a physical exam and an in-depth medical history to rule out other causes of symptoms. Keep in mind that having some of the major symptoms of narcolepsy doesn’t necessarily mean you have narcolepsy. In addition, several specialized tests, which can be performed in a sleep disorders clinic, usually are required before a diagnosis can be established. Two tests that are considered essential in confirming a diagnosis of narcolepsy are the polysomnogram (PSG) and the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT). In addition, questionnaires, such as the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, are often used to measure excessive daytime sleepiness.
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During a CPAP titration study, members of the sleep team will calibrate your CPAP. The goal is to find the right amount of air pressure to prevent your upper airway from becoming blocked. This eliminates breathing pauses in your sleep. When you show up for the study in the early evening, you will be fitted with a nasal mask that is connected by a tube to a small electric unit. The fitting process is an important first step in the CPAP titration. Be sure to tell the technologist if the mask is uncomfortable or if there are air leaks around the edges of the mask. The electric unit has a fan that blows air through the tube, into your mask. When you wear the mask, the air will gently blow into the back of your throat.
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At Advanced Neurological Care, our staff understands the importance of giving each patient the attention and care they would offer friends and family in time of need. Our mission is to improve the level of health care in our community, and we do it by putting our patient’s needs first and making a trip to the doctor as pleasant as possible. Our Neurologists specialize in treating disorders of the nervous system, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. At Advanced Medical Care our team of expert physicians is here to help treat and manage your neurological pain issues. Neuropathic pain is a quite common form of pain – often caused by an illness or some form of trauma to the somatosensory nervous system. Patients suffering from neuropathic pain and nerve pain issues often complain of random, unprovoked sensations of stabbing, tingling or burning – along multiple points throughout the body. While this pain can be difficult to diagnose and even treat, our physicians have cared for countless patients with similar issues, and have vast experience dealing with such conditions. Most often caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord, these issues can also result from multiple Read more [...]