Cdl Medical Exam 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

Driving with Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea makes it very difficult tofeel fully rested and alert. A drowsy driver can start to fall asleepat the wheel and cause a crash. If you find yourself feeling drowsybehind the wheel find a safe place to pull over and takea break. Talk with your health care provider tosee what treatments are available for your Sleep Apnea. One common treatment is to use a CPAPmachine that helps you breathe while you sleep.

These treatments can take up to severalweeks to make a difference To continue driving safely, you must follow your health careprovider's treatment recommendations. Stopping treatment even for one day can make driving less safe. you can overcome Sleep Apnea. Stay safe

for yourself and for others on the road.

CDL New Federal Requirements

Do you have a commercial driver licenseé Or maybe you're thinking about getting oneé Then, here's a headsup on some important information that affectsyou. New federal requirements affecting all CDL holders begin taking effect on January 30th, 2012. For starters

if you're operating in interstate commerce your medical certification will become part of your driving record. And if you're operating in intrastate commerce your CDL is going to look a bit different. The difference between interstate and intrastatecommerce is often misunderstood. We'll make it clear in a moment.

But first how do you go about complying with the new changesé It all starts when you go into a DOL office to apply for a CDL or renew the one you already have. What this boils down to

is that an individual that comes into the office after January the 30th , 2012, an applicant that comes into the office will have to selfcertify whether they operate in inter or intra state commerce. Selfcertify.

All CDL holders will have to do it. But what exactly does selfcertify meané It mean this is what I'm going to haul. I'm going to operate in ‘intra' or ‘inter' state commerce. And the federal regulation is only about interstate. That's what it's truly about.

They are the people who have to have their medical data put on their drive record. So, you might say the new regulations amount to a simple case of “if A, then B.� If you selfcertify that you're operating in interstate commerce then your medical data

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