Sleep Apnea Surgery 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

Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea OSUWMC

DR. EUGENE CHIO: The hypoglossal nerve stimulatoris basically a pacemaker for the nerve to your tongue. Like any pacemaker, there's animplantable device, so that goes in the right upper chest. There's another incision that'smade underneath the chin where the electrode is wrapped around the nerve that goes to thetongue, and that electrode is tunneled underneath the skin and hooked up to the pacemaker that'sin the chest. And then, a third and separate incision is made underneath the armpit inthe right rib area. There's a separate sensing electrode that goes between the ribs thatsenses your respiratory effort, or drive. So, once you're asleep, the pacemaker is turnedon by an external device so you have a

remote control that you can basically holdover the pacemaker to turn it on. You can adjust the time that it takes for the pacemakerto turn on, anywhere between, say 30 minutes and 45 minutes, to allow you to fall asleep.And that's adjustable once you're asleep, the pacemaker then kicks on, it measures yourrespiratory effort through the electrode in the ribs and then it sends a small burst ofelectricity to the nerve that goes to your tongue that tenses up the tongue and preventsthe airway from collapsing at nighttime.

Freda talks about upper airway stimulation for sleep apnea

FREDA: It caused you to snore really loud,it disturbs everybody in your family, plus you wake up like you've never even been tosleep. It will affect you when you first get up in the morning and especially because youfeel so tired, and once you get to work it's just like, quot;Oh, get me a cup of coffee,quot; orsomething. You think that will help. I tried the mask, different types of mask, I triedthe half mask, I tried the fullfaced mask. They would I would put it on at night andit would last maybe five minutes, and then it would start leaking, making a lot of noiseso you didn't get no rest for the noise being so loud on them. I also bought differentthings trying to, you know, to stop the leakage

around your face and everything. Nothing didwork. The s had told me if I don't do something, I'm gonna have a stroke or heartattack out of it. It is that bad. I had it that bad. And, you know, after a while youget scared, it's really scary. At night, you wake up and you're fighting to breathe, andI mean I had even got up and ran outside, thinking, you know, trying to get air andthings. And I've been into, like, probably six or eight different sleeping tests, andthey tell me how bad I would scare the nurses at night. I was willing to try anything. Chu, when I came to him, he said, quot;I think I can help you.quot; Chu told me I was a goodcandidate for this type of surgery, for the

pacemaker, because of the way I could not usethe mask. Also, I had a chronic cough just as soon as I put the mask on, I would startcoughing also. And then you gotta take it off. But with the pacemaker, you don't haveto do nothing like that. It is just so awesome. If a person has dealt as many years as I dealtwith this, it really makes a gigantic difference. It's just hard to believe what, what can happenout of this in a very short time. The first day I had it, when I woke up I thought, man,I just felt so much energy, cause I always woke up kind of kind of dopey like youknow, before, but this, when you wake up, you're clear headed. It is really differentfeeling. I have got response from the people

in my house, that stays in my house, causeI snored so loud before they couldn't stand it. They would say, quot;Get in there, go to bed,close your door. Please close your door,quot; cause I snored so loud. Now they do not hearme at all. At work, they say I seem more alert in the mornings when I come in. My boss saidit made a big difference. Since I went with a pacemaker, I mean I just rest. 15 minutesafter I turn it on I am out of it, I am just as peaceful as it could be. It is great. Thisis a dream come true, it's a miracle that they come up with something like this. I wouldsuggest this to everybody, and they'd be saying the same thing.

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