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Is There A Maximum Age For CPAP?
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I am wondering if when someone gets to be very old if the pressure
from CPAP (or any other issue) becomes too much and it is no longer an option? If so, what would cause someone to have to stop CPAP?
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(03-02-2016, 06:32 AM)player Wrote: If so, what would cause someone to have to stop CPAP?

If they no longer have OSA? I cannot see any reason why stopping CPAP therapy would be beneficial if they still have OSA.

The pressure isn't really that much, even maxed out. At higher pressure the mask lifts off the face and cheeks inflate. Not like the CPAP machine inflates you like a balloon, dig-dug style.
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I'm not aware of anyone being removed from xPAP therapy for age. Critically ill or very elderly people may need respiratory support even more, or supplemental oxygen in addition to PAP.
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(03-02-2016, 06:32 AM)player Wrote: I am wondering if when someone gets to be very old if the pressure
from CPAP (or any other issue) becomes too much and it is no longer an option? If so, what would cause someone to have to stop CPAP?

I don't think so. I've seen some pretty old folks at the sleep center. However, I do know some people don't need the cpap when they go on oxygen. There's enough pressure or something to prevent the apnea.
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I was listening to an interview on CBC Radio Canada about an elderly man who went to Switzerland for Dr. assisted death and apnea was one of the main reasons stated that he ended his life...
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To me, xPAP makes breathing easier. The air is filtered and moisturized. At this point, I can't imagine not using it as I get older.

fos
Sleep is worth the effort.
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(03-02-2016, 03:36 PM)player Wrote: I was listening to an interview on CBC Radio Canada about an elderly man who went to Switzerland for Dr. assisted death and apnea was one of the main reasons stated that he ended his life...

Sounds like a story with half the facts...

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#8

I am wondering if when someone gets to be very old if the pressure
from CPAP (or any other issue) becomes too much and it is no longer an option? If so, what would cause someone to have to stop CPAP?

Don't even mention such an idea-some of our crazy mob of politicians will want medicare to deprive us old geezers of our trusty XPAPs. I don't think there is an age max. for treatment.
Considering my own usage of CPAP as an example- I have used CPAP/and BiLevel for about 28 years, and will soon be 86. I find the machine just as satisfying, and more comfortable than when I first began treatment those many years ago. I am a confirmed CPAP junkie and I surely intend to continue using my machine until I shuffle off this mortal coil.

TheDuke
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#9
CPA at max pressure is still very, very little pressure. Not enough to blow up a balloon. Less than 5% of the pressure required to blow up a balloon.

I kind of roll my eyes when someone talks about CPAP "blowing out their lungs".

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...n+pressure

OMMOHY
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#10
My grandpa is 95 and still uses one...
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