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Sleep Apnea Secondary to Asthma/COPD?


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It makes sense.  As always, you need a doctor statement that your OSA is "at least as likely as not" related to your sc asthma/copd.  

If you get this critical evidence from your doctor, you should be good to go.  

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2 hours ago, broncovet said:

It makes sense.  As always, you need a doctor statement that your OSA is "at least as likely as not" related to your sc asthma/copd.  

If you get this critical evidence from your doctor, you should be good to go.  

Sleep study or in the Dr.'s notes/nexus of opinion must also state "medically necessary/required CPAP". VA trickery.

On 5/1/2019 at 12:18 PM, ScareCrow said:

How difficult is it to link Sleep Apnea to Asthma/COPD?

Thank you

Here are two medical articles that links them. You can present them to your Dr. or submit them as additional medical evidence. Claim it  "OSA, as secondary to Asthma/COPD."

Best wishes.

Asthma_and_obstructive_sleep_apnea_More_than_an_as.pdf sleep-problems-asthma-copd.pdf

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On 5/1/2019 at 12:18 PM, ScareCrow said:

How difficult is it to link Sleep Apnea to Asthma/COPD?

Thank you

S.C. Sleep Apnea is not easy  especially if you never has OSA Or any type of sleep disturbance while in the military.

However if you have  S.A. Diagnose ...from VA  the what broncovet mention should be able to service connect it to your S.C. Sleep Apnea  as secondary to your COPD, You will definitely need a Qualified Dr Opinion

If you use a C-pap Machine  and the Dr stated that it is  ''medically necessary/required CPAP". .                 you need it as required for your health   that alone is 50%.

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It's always a challenge get service-connected any condition, especially to link secondary conditions:

1. Most private Dr.'s don't know what a nexus of opinion is.

2.VA doctors will blatantly refuse to do them or are told not to do them by administration.

3.C&P examiners are usually not there to provide a favorable nexus of opinion. 

 

 

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I have a friend attempting to service connect SA to Rhinitis.

This is good information.

What we have gathered so far.

1. Service connected disability.

2. Sleep Study confirming OSA.

3. Nexus Statement from doctor:

a. Needs to properly explain how the rhinitis condition contributes, manifest, or hinders comfortable sleep.

b. Nexus needs to state t CPAP is required and necessary to the restful sleep and overall health.

c. More than likely secondary condition is a contributing issue to current OSA.

 

4. Script for CPAP.

 

NEVER GIVE UP.........

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