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I am looking for a pulmonologist with expertise in causes of

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I am looking for a pulmonologist with expertise in causes of sleep apnea other than copd.
Jimmie McKenzie
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

In fact sleep apnea can be from any obstructive cause.

Even obesity.

It can also be initiated by the brain.

If your doctor thinks this is from enchephalitis, then that could do it.

You need to see a sleep specialist in a sleep clinic.

Not a pulmonologist if you have apnea, but a sleep specialist, who might be a pulmonologist or not. It might be a neurologist as well if this is a brain problem.

What city and state?

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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