Ask Dr. Park Your Question About Obstructive Sleep Apnea

My monthly Ask Dr. Park Teleseminars in years past were very popular with many of you. It was also a way for me to understand the frustrations and pains for those of you with obstructive sleep apnea. I truly enjoyed the live Q&A format, but due to recent time constraints from my new academic position, I’ve had to transition my telesemianrs to pre-recorded podcasts. My recent 3-part podcast series on Vitamin D and sleep with Dr. Stasha Gominak was extremely well-received, with well over 2000 downloads so far. 

As a way of connecting with you again, I’ve decided to re-launch my Ask Dr. Park series, but in a different format. Submit your one question in the text field below, and I’ll try to answer as many as I can. I will then select a handful of questions to answer on an upcoming Ask Dr. Park podcast. If possible, please state at least your first name, where you live, and a brief question. I’ll try to choose questions that can help as many people as possible. 

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3 thoughts on “Ask Dr. Park Your Question About Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  1. Of the nonanatomic factors known to contribute to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (genioglossus muscle responsiveness, arousal threshold, and respiratory control stability; loop gain[1]) which do you believe has the greatest contribution to CPAP becoming unusable for a person.

    [1 ] Danny J. Eckert, David P. White, Amy S. Jordan, Atul Malhotra, and Andrew Wellman “Defining Phenotypic Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Identification of Novel Therapeutic Targets”, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 188, No. 8 (2013), pp. 996-1004.
    doi: 10.1164/rccm.201303-0448OC

  2. How much does the upper airway change as we age and gain weight (mm/decade or BMI delta for example)? Specifically, is there a model that can be used to predict at what point one will likely relapse after MMA surgery? When do normal people get sleep apnea typically for comparison?

  3. I thought of another question. Do you have a non-exclusive whitelist of surgeons to recommend for MMA surgery around the world? One can infer a few from your website but there’s certainly more. Dr Li dodged the question in your interview with him.