Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Can't leave things alone.. Just had to change something.
#11
(07-27-2014, 08:50 PM)Buckeyedog Wrote: I may have a chat about the flow limitation with her. I'm still trying to get my head around what exactly that means.

As your airway begins to collapse it first limits the flow of air, but not enough to be called a hypopnea. If it continues to collapse it could become a hypopnea or even an apnea.

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...56#pid5556

Auto CPAP machines respond to flow limitation by increasing the pressure in an attempt to prevent the airway from further collapse.
Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#12
Did you check EPR fast mode, that something to change. The down side to you is that you have to set it in cpap mode.
Post Reply Post Reply
#13
Thanks for the help guys. And sorry retired guy for horning in on your thread! You mentioned the flow limit and I just kind of jumped in. So it appears that even though I've never really logged an OSA in my data, my airway still gets constricted which limits the flow and is indicated in my data (sleepyhead).
My numbers are:
Min EPAP - 4
Min PS - 3
Max IPAP - 15
Max PS - 7

I will have to confirm those after work today. Pretty sure they are correct. I will likely call my doc and see what she has to say about it.
Post Reply Post Reply
#14
Also be aware that changing to EPR fast mode will make the flow limit graph less reliable.
Post Reply Post Reply
#15
(07-28-2014, 06:49 AM)Buckeyedog Wrote: Thanks for the help guys. And sorry retired guy for horning in on your thread! You mentioned the flow limit and I just kind of jumped in. So it appears that even though I've never really logged an OSA in my data, my airway still gets constricted which limits the flow and is indicated in my data (sleepyhead).
My numbers are:
Min EPAP - 4
Min PS - 3
Max IPAP - 15
Max PS - 7

I will have to confirm those after work today. Pretty sure they are correct. I will likely call my doc and see what she has to say about it.

(07-28-2014, 10:06 AM)name Wrote: Also be aware that changing to EPR fast mode will make the flow limit graph less reliable.

That's ok Buckie. I don't mind being horned in on. Let us know what our doc says..

EPR fast mode? Don't figure I'll be finding out what that means anytime soon. I'm doing fine in apap mode. Plenty of stuff to futz with.
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#16
[Image: threadjacked.gif]

Admin Note:
JustMongo passed away in August 2017
Click HERE to read his Memorial Thread

~ Rest in Peace ~
Post Reply Post Reply
#17
(07-27-2014, 06:24 PM)justMongo Wrote: Remember, with "with emphysema and a "normal" lung fev1 of 23% of normal" you are not normal.

We did not need any data to know that retired_guy is not normal. He's the same. Or maybe that was abnormal.

Best Regards,

A retired_guy fan

Admin Note:
PaytonA passed away in September 2017
Click HERE to read his Memorial Thread

~ Rest in Peace ~
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  [Equipment] Z1 auto travel cpap mode change Aschaefer5 6 1,628 06-21-2018, 05:23 PM
Last Post: ShaunBlake
  Leaks, Mask Change... now increased obstructive apneas MAPnea 7 230 06-20-2018, 02:15 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Sudden Change in Results robanco 2 128 06-15-2018, 08:14 PM
Last Post: ShaunBlake
  Change Settings bricki 1 186 06-06-2018, 05:31 AM
Last Post: gwc2795
  [Equipment] DreamStation will not change setting byaccident 4 302 05-26-2018, 07:45 PM
Last Post: stanleydean
  do doctors hide us important things about apnea ? Eleonoro 13 878 05-08-2018, 12:12 PM
Last Post: crowtor
  Strange and sudden recent change in Data, AHI etc. qwawawawa 1 172 05-02-2018, 03:10 AM
Last Post: jaswilliams

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.