Va Disability Lawyer Sleep Apnea

How to Treat Sleep Apnea Naturally

Hi, my name is Troy Giles. I am a of Chiropractic and a Natural Internist. Today I wanted to talk to you a little about apnea,and sleep apnea. This is a major issue in the world. People are having trouble sleepingand there are many reasons for apnea. One is neurologic, where the nerves, the brain,the connection to the lung is not working correctly. Also, thyroid we find, thyroiddysfunction, where low thyroid. Thyroid is what helps you control your breathing patternswhile you are asleep. If you have low thyroid, the thyroid affects the heart and the rhythmof breathing. So low thyroid can affect it as well. But, apnea is when you can't breathwell. Your sleeping and you just stop breathing.

There can be constrictive apnea as well, whereyou have enlarged tonsils, or your throat is closed down. I had a patient that had,this has been probably ten years ago, had a roto rooter, if you will, where they went in down on thetrachea, the throat, removed the tonsils and literally removed and widened the trachea,all the way down through his neck, through his throat. Extremely painful, literally hewished he could have died. That ultimately, still didn't help any. He can get better air,bit still he is on a CPAP machine. The treatment for it, medically, is to use a CPAP or a ByPAPmachine, which helps to force air into you and helps you to breathe during the evening.Another issue is that many times its body

habitus, enlarged gut. If you are laying onyour side and you have a larger tummy, you have to push your tummy up while you are breathing,sleeping at nighttime. Literally, you are having to lift up your tummy all night long.After a couple of hours or so, you become fatigued. The diaphragm becomes fatigued oflifting, pushing. So you just stop breathing for a minute. You can go 30 seconds, a minute,2 minutes. Finally, you gasp for air. This happens over and over and over. The CPAP helpsto force the air in you are just basically breathing easier. The sense of breathing isthere, but you are now lifting with forced air, in the abdomen, and in to your lungs.So to treat this, naturally, we want to look

at supporting the lung tissue. We want tosupport anything that is going to help you to get rid of inflammation through the throat.We want to treat the thyroid and the adrenal glands to have them up and running the waythey should so they are giving good information to the heart and to your breathing pattern.We would do this through supplementation. The supplementation we would want to looktowards would be the adrenal glands first, Adrenex. We would support the adrenals withAdrenex. Thyroiden to support the thyroid tissue. Thyroid again, we want to get itsmetabolism and its function the way that it should. Permalung helps to bring clarity,helps to remove sluggishness of the lungs,

bronchial congestion, mucus. A lot of timesthere is a mucus build up throughout the lung. Even with that we would want to look towardsleaky gut syndrome because when you have leaky gut, you are actually leaking toxins throughthe gut and they overwhelm the liver and its ability to detoxify. So a lot of the overalltoxins will come up and out through the lung. So you will have a lot of increased amountof toxin and production of mucus, so you will tighten up as well. So, asthma and apnea alsowork together. So, you want to see if you can't get rid of some of that tightness andcongestion that you feel. I would work with the diet, just helping, just eating more greenleafy vegetables. It is so vital to eat green

leafy vegetables every meal. So how do eatgreen leafy vegetables for breakfasté I would encourage you to get a significant blender,Vitamix is a good one, Blendtec is another one, Montel Williams I think has one thatis a good like two horsepower motor, that you can put in all the kinds of fruits thatyou want, green leafy vegetables, like kale, baby spinach, literally any vegetable thatyou want can go in there as well. If you make it correctly, it tastes very good. You haveall your fruits. You can get some of the big box stores have frozen fruit. You can putthat with a banana, maybe a protein powder of some type. The one we carry here is calledLepterra. That helps make it smoother and

VA Disability Compensation 100 Disability

(soft music) Hi there, Matthew Hillhere with Carol Ponton from Hill and Ponton, and we're here to talk today about getting 100% service connection for VA benefits. We get clients asking us all the time what's in it for them,

why get to 100, and why is it so hard to get to 100%é First of all, there's two ways to get to 100%. The first way is to have either one rating or combined ratings that equal 100%. And as we've seen in our vet scene, the VA doesn't do one plus two

equals three math. They've got a strangeway of combining things. And the closer you get to 100%, the harder it is to get 100%. There's a whole chart, combination chart, in the VA regulationsthat we won't get into, but suffice it to say that it's really, really hard to get acombined rating of 100%.

Well I think thatthe best way to explain it is if the VA finds you 40% disabled, then they figure you only have 60% of your body left. So the next time they give disability, it's, say it's 20%, instead of adding 20 with 40, they go well it's 20% of the 60% left,

which is 12%, which gives you 52%, not 60. As you can see, each time it gets harder and harder to get to 100, and that's why they have the other way to get 100% which is called total disability due to unemployability. Or unemployability or IU.

Right, and that's forpeople that aren't working and that they have a combination of disabilities that would equal 70%. They have to have on that equals at least 40 out of that, and a lot of times it's much easier for a veteran to get 100% through the unemployability

VA Disability Benefits and Secondary Service Connection

(inspiring piano music) Hello and welcome to theHill Ponton tutorial blog. I'm Matthew Hill here with Carol Ponton. Today we want to talk toyou about Secondary Service Connection and how you get disabilities. Connected to the primarydisability that your service connected for. We're gonna talk about specific examples,

but one would be if you haveleg pain or Radiculopathy, due to your back pain, and your back pain is service connected. But before we get to theexamples, let's just go through the mechanics. First of all, with directservice connection you gotta show that you have a current disability. And that there was somethingthat happened at service.

And that there's a link between the two. So with back pain, let'ssay that you tried to pick up a big garage doorwhen you're in service and it fell, and pulledyour back and you had to treat for that in serviceand the pain never went away. And then when you got out,you were diagnosed with, Degenerative Disk Disease in your back. So that's how you get thePrimarily Service Connected,

or Direct Service Connection. Secondary Service Connectioninvolves a disability stemming from a Service Connected disability. So with that back pain,if you were as a result, to have the Radiculopathywhat we talked about, even though the Radiculopathydidn't happen in service or because of service. It happened because of thatservice connected disability.

So that's the secondary,that disability could be secondarily service connected. This is important because alot of times, a Veteran will have a disability thatthey're service connected for. That might not be that be andmight not be rated that high. But, the results ofthat primary disability, the secondary disabilities can be high, it can be significant.

So we wanted to run througha few of them today. And we might as well startwith the Lumbar Spine. Carol what do you see oftenwith this as far as secondaryé First of all, just soyou know Lumbar Spine's usually get about a 10 or20% rating, 40% is often the highest rating we see for the back. But the real problems withthe back also end up being pain and numbness that runsdown the leg into the foot.

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