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What lifestyle changes help manage AFib and prevent stroke

Curtis, what are the lifestyle modifications that you discuss with your patientsé There are a few things you might consider doing. Certainly if someone is smoking they shouldn't be smoking, for a whole host of reasons including risk of stroke and atrial fibrillation. But aside from that, if you have hypertension then modifying the salt in your diet may be somewhat helpful in keeping your blood pressure normal.

If you have sleep apnea, the disorder where you tend to stop breathing at night and that's been diagnosed, then there are treatments that can help with that, various kinds of machines that are used at night to help prevent the stopping of the breathing. So that's one thing you can do Interestingly, extreme exercise sometimes is related to the development of atrial fibrillation, and that's rare but it does happen and in those cases then maybe backing off a bit can be helpful in preventing it. But I think what are the most important points to make about this is that

there are many patients who's atrial fibrillation comes and goes, and it has absolutely nothing to do with lifestyle, and so the idea that just modifying a lifestyle or sticking to a particular diet or something like that is going to cure this is probably unrealistic in most people. I agree. And I think within the treatment of atrial fibrillation, the most important thing they need to adhere to is if it's appropriate for them to take the chronic anticoagulation blood thinners, to prevent strokes. Right, and even if we know that someone's had atrial fibrillation before,

even if they seem to be doing well now, and they're not having symptomatic recurrences, they need to stay on those blood thinners. And particularly a point I don't think we've emphasized enough yet is that some patients sometimes have symptomatic episodes where they can feel it, but many of them can be asymptomatic. And the fact that a patient isn't feeling like they've had any problems with their rhythm and then falsely thinks they can stop the blood thinners could be a real problem. So if you've been diagnosed as having a risk, you want to make sure you stay on those drugs,

so that way if you have silent episodes of atrial fibrillation you don't put yourself at risk of having a stroke.

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

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