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
Sleep Apnea Questions With Castle Rock Family Dentist Scott Brody
This is Andrea, and I'm here with Castle RockFamily dentist Scott Brody. Today we are going to be talking about sleep apnea. Howare you doing todayé I'm doing great, Andrea, thanks.Can you give us an overview of what sleep apnea iséSure. Sleep apnea is essentially a condition where patients stop breathing multiple timesduring the night. It's most commonly associated with snoring, because, essentially, the causeof sleep apnea is the tongue closing off the airway. When it vibrates on the back of thethroat, it causes snoring. The most common sleep apnea is referred to as obstructivesleep apnea, which is the tongue getting in
the way. There is a small percentage of peoplethat have more of a control issue, where the brain is just not telling them to breathe.But that's a very minor proportion of the people that have sleep apnea. So, essentiallythe problem is, the tongue getting in the way, and people not getting air, which isobviously quite important, and one of the more common signs of that is the snoring thatpeople experience. Alright, so snoring is a pretty common signit sounds like. Are there any other symptoms that people can look foréYeah, you know, if you're not getting good restful sleep, you're going to have a wholelot of other consequences being tired during
the day, loss of concentration, there canbe issues with being really irritable, some of the more common things that people noticejust with their mouth is that they're waking up with very dry mouth, or they notice thatthey're doing a lot of clenching or grinding all things that are subconscious ways of themtrying to keep that airway open to try and get as much oxygen as they can.So what are the consequences of not treating sleep apneaé Say, somebody doesn't realizethat's what they haveé Well, if they don't treat it, there's beena lot of research that's come out in the last few years that has linked the lack of oxygenthat is a consequence to from pretty severe
systemic problems, high blood pressure, sometimesleading to strokes, they're also at a much higher risk of developing diabetes, as well,so those are some of the more common consequences that affect their overall health.Okay, those sound pretty serious, so how can sleep apnea be treatedéWell, traditionally sleep apnea has been treated with a device called a CPAP, which stand forConstant Positive Airway Pressure. Essentially it's a mask of some design that forces airpast the tongue to try and get patients sufficient oxygen, so that doesn't cause all of thoselong term problems. I have a couple of examples. There's a mask like this that is often used,worn over the nose, and connected to a device
that supplies the air. There's other designsthat go over the head and into the nose, the nostrils, both of which are somewhat cumbersomefor a lot of my patients. They're connected by tubing to a device that supplies the airand moisture, and honestly, quite difficult to adapt to for a lot of patients. So evenif they have an awareness of their sleep apnea, have had it diagnosed by having a sleep study,they just have a really hard time wearing those devices. It's uncomfortable, they findthat they really don't sleep that much better anyway because of the device itself. So that'sbeen a big problem for patients. They just don't like the treatments that have been availableuntil now to deal with the problem. So, an
alternative, is to, instead of just tryingto get air past the tongue, is to try and get the tongue out of the way. If we can movethe tongue forward and keep it from closing off the airway, we can accomplish the samething which is to allow the patient to get sufficient air. So one of the appliances thatwe provide is one like this, and it's called a Mandibular Advancement Splint. Essentially,there's two components and it's very similar to a night guard, but normally the patientwould be biting kind of in this position, and what we're trying to accomplish is bringingthe lower jaw forward. In doing that, we also bring the tongue forward, and that keeps thetongue from closing off the airway and allows
Treatments for Sleep Apnea Schendel Palo Alto CA
Hi, I'm Stephen Schendel. I'm board certifiedin Plastic and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and have been in practice for over 30 years.What are some of the treatments for sleep apneaé The first and what we call the goldstandard is CPAP. This is where you wear a mask at night which will give you oxygen orair under pressure, and alleviate the symptoms and cause of obstructive sleep apnea. Sometimesif your sleep apnea is not that severe you can wear a dental splint which will positionyour jaw forward. In many cases surgery is also indicated, andthere are several surgical procedures that we do to help snoring or decrease snoring,but also open up your airway permanently.
This is really important for people that can'twear CPAP. About 48 to 49% of the individuals on CPAP don't wear it on a regular basis,so it's not doing them any good, and they really can't tolerate it. Those individuals need to have some othertreatment. Surgery is the main treatment to relieve the obstructive problem and sleepapnea. This is not a condition that you can ignore and not treat.