Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Fibromyalgia

Obstructive Sleep Apnea versus Central Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is when the airwaybecomes narrowed or obstructed and you're making the effort to breathe but we do notsee any flow in air movement coming from your nose or mouth. Where central sleep apnea occurswhere your brain forgets to tell your body to breathe. If we're looking at it from avery simplistic term and so we do not see the drive to breathe. So the first step isto come into the and be seen by one of our physicians in the sleep medicine .We'll go through a questionnaire and try to determine what risk factors we think you havefor sleep apnea such as obesity, snoring, daytime sleepiness and then if we think thatyou have a high risk for meeting those criteria

then we would set you up for a sleep studyeither in your home to do an overnight sleep study or in our laboratory, depending on yoursituation. The CPAP can be used to treat both conditions and, in some patients, that isenough. However, there are some patients that have more complex types of central sleep apneathat require more complicated types of machines to treat that condition. Obstructive sleepapnea actually has been linked to a lot of other problems such as high blood pressureand then, you know, difficulty functioning during the day. If it goes untreated for along period of time there's an increased risk of early heart problems and those types ofthings.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

The difference between Obstructive Sleep Apneaand Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome is defined by how you define apneas and hypopneas. Apneasmean you stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer that's complete obstruction. Hypopneasmeans it's 10 seconds or longer pauses but you have partial obstruction. So you needa combination of five to 15 apneas andor hypopneas per hour to say you have sleep apnea.Now, let's say that you stop breathing 25 times an hour, but you wake up between oneand nine seconds for each episode, then you're told you don't have any sleep apnea. So thisis called Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome, meaning that you have lesser degrees of apneasor hypopneas that don't get counted as formal

Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Stress can cause Fibromyalgia

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As it accumulates and is stored, in orderto be stored in the body, it has to be buffered and neutralized. The body has three primarystorage facilities for this acidic waste product. The first one is in the fluid in between thecells in the body. The second one is in the tissues, organs, and glands. The third oneis inside the cell. \ \By nature, the body is designed to create acid in response to everything it encounterson a 24 hour cycle but it\'92s also designed to get rid of that acid. If it doesn\'92tget rid of it, it accumulates. As it accumulates, it begins to compromise every major functionin the body. \

\Because it\'92s corrosive, it begins to create inflammation in the tissues, which is whyI stated previously that the issues for fibromyalgia patients are in the tissues because of thishuge accumulation of acidic waste product that then goes on to contribute to other healthcareproblems. \ \For instance, the excess accumulation of acid begins to crack the outer walls of the bloodvessels that service the heart. As that starts to happen, the body responses to increasethe production of cholesterol in the liver to distribute it as a form of spackle on theinside walls of the arteries. \

\As it does that, the inside walls of the arteries become narrower which increases the bloodpressure. You go for a checkup or to a with concerns and complaints of the symptomsof fibromyalgia that have been produced by this acidic accumulation, and get diagnosednot only with fibromyalgia, but with high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. \ \Then they target those two symptoms that actually originate with the excess of accumulationof acid and the inability to get rid of it. \}

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