There is a stigma associated with loud snoring, and it is not considered a feminine trait. […] Common symptoms of OSA include unexplained daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, and loud snoring (with periods of silence followed by gasps).
The central sleep apnea syndromes (CSAS) is a group of sleep-related conditions featuring inadequate or interrupted respiratory function during sleep. Patients afflicted with this condition exhibit daytime somnolence and disturbed sleep patterns. Central sleep apnea leads to a disorganized, interrupted sleep.…
Upper respiratory infections include the components of the upper airway and are most commonly caused by viruses. The onset of symptoms occurs 2 to 3 days after exposure to the infectious agent. The illness usually lasts for 7 to 10 days. Nasal congestion, sneezing and sore throat are the hallmarks of the…
Streptococcus pyogenes, a group A Streptococcus (GAS) species, is the most important human pathogen within the Streptococcus genus. The most common diseases caused by S. pyogenes are pharyngitis and skin conditions, with possible sequelae of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis and acute rheumatic fever.…
Inflammation of the middle ear frequently presenting with ear pain, discharge and hearing loss is known as otitis media. The classic signs and symptoms of acute otitis media include the following: Pain in one or both ears Hearing loss in one or both ears Discharge from the ear These classic signs and symptoms may be…
Infectious mononucleosis is a common viral infection known to cause pharyngitis and fever. It is primarily an infection of teenagers and young adults caused by the Epstein Barr virus. The majority of patients with infectious mononucleosis have mild symptoms. However a few will complain of the following features: Once…