Sleep Apnea Discussion Forum

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

MidMorning Discussion Sleep Smartphones

THANKS FOR WATCHING MIDMORNING THIS WEDNESDAY. A NEW REPORT SHOWS JUST HOW MUCH PEOPLE RELY ON THEIR SMART SFOEN PHONES EVEN WHEN THEY'RE NOT A HOW MUCH PEOPLE RELY ON THEIR SMARTPHONES WHEN THEY'RE NOT

AWAKE. 70% OF THOSE POLLS SAY THEY SLEEP WITH OR NEXT TO THEIR PHONE FROM 18 TO 24YEAROLD, SOME SAID THE PHONE IS ON THEIR BED WITH THEM. WHEN ASKED IF THEY'VE FALLEN ASLEEP WITH THE

PHONE IN THEIR HANDS, 45% OF THOSE PEOPLE SAID quot;YES.quot; THIS IS BECAUSE MILLENNIALS ARE GETTING MARRIED. THEY'RE SLEEPING WITH THEIR PHONES. WHO

IS FALLING ASLEEP WITH THE PHONE IN THEIR HAND. I'VE NEVER DONE THAT. MY HUSBAND TOOK A PICTURE OF ME LIKE THIS. THIS IS INSTAGRAM POSE. OF THIS GROUP, HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE THE PHONE IN YOUR PHONE

NEXT TO YOU. RIGHT ON ANY NIGHT STAND. IT'S ON MY PILLOW WHY NOT THE NIGHT STANDé IT HAS BEEN LIKE THIS FOR YEARS. I DON'T KNOW WHY.

IS IT COMFORTING TO YOU. I THINK I'M SO PARANOID I'M GOING TO OVER SLEEP. I WONDER IF THERE'S THIS WEIRD COMFORT, LIKE, IT'S WARM AND IT INTERACTS WITH ME, AND

2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Living with Afib

Mellanie: Okay, so I'm going to talk aboutsome of the things that haven't been talked about yet, things such as livingwith afib, some of the miscellaneous topics that didn't really fit into all the panels.Those of us who have afib know that living with it can be a challenge, especiallyfor those who have symptoms. It can be awful, and it's really hard for thosearound us to understand what it's like. In fact, research in the Journal of CardiovascularNursing has shown that because AF is not considered immediately life threatening, ourfriends, coworkers and family members may not appreciate its effect on us. They mayminimize our condition or dismiss our concerns

and symptoms altogether. But afibmay be immediately life threatening — I mean, may NOT be immediately life threatening— but it does put you at greater risk of stroke, five times greater risk than thosewithout afib, which you've heard many times over these two days. Afib is not benign either, as many peopleseem to believe. It is physically and mentally very stressful. It wears you down and itsunpredictable nature can lead to anxiety, and for some people, even depression.Afib can take over your life and can destroy it. You're constantly watching over your shoulderfor the afib beast to strike, which is

why those with afib have a worse quality oflife than even those who have heart attacks. And that's because once they've had the heartattack, they can get on with their lives. And with afib, you can never really get onwith your life because you never know how it's going to impact you. So it's important that you share with familymembers what afib does to you so that they understand, and that way, they can help youto cope with your afib. I'll share some resources to help with that in a fewminutes. It's wonderful that so many of you brought family members with you so that theycan better understand this condition. We also

know that afib can be, in somecases, genetic, so it's important for your family members, particularly your sons anddaughters, to know that they could potentially be at risk and to be looking out forwhat the signs are, signs and symptoms of afib. Another important thing to do is to know yourstroke risk. In your bags, you have these handouts and I want to encourageyou to take those home and to know what your stroke risk is, to reassess it each year.Because with increasing age, our risk factors increase, particularly when youget ages 65 to 74, where you get one point

on the CHA2DS2VASc system. Then when you become age 75, that's when you get two points, and that's when you almostdefinitely need anticoagulants or blood thinners. That's also when s become veryconcerned about the fall risk. It's important to know.and this is just an aside, but thiswas something stated in the European guidelines a few years ago, that you'd have to fall 298 times in a year for your risk of a bleed to outweigh your risk of a stroke.It's important to keep that in mind when you're having the conversation with your .This is really an important tool to take with you to your to have theconversation. We actually came up with these

just a few weeks ago and took these to theAmerican College of Cardiology and gave pads of these to the s to also use inhaving conversations with their patients. Please look at any of those modifiable riskfactors, which we talked about earlier today with the panel, and make surethat you're controlling those, because that can decrease your stroke risk significantly,particularly on things like diabetes and heart disease. As I often tell people, one ofmy missions is to create a strokefree world. And this conference is one of the ways thatwe will do that. I've mentioned

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