Stop Snoring Now

Snoring Couple in Bed

At times, elimination of these factors completely resolves the problem. Weight Excessive weight brought about by a sedentary lifestyle, too many rich foods or by medically related situations such as thyroid problems, is probably the leading factor contributing to OSA. Bed partners almost invariably make the observation that the larger their snoring spouse becomes, the louder the snoring bellows, and the more often they hear snoring pauses followed by snorts, and a resumption of breathing (i.e., apneas episodes of obstructed breathing). Conversely, in a large percentage of patients, weight loss down to an ideal weight has reversed the process. Smoking Smoking has numerous undesirable effects on the body. Most pertinent to OSA are the obstructions to the airway that cigarette smoking causes: swelling of the mucous membrane in the nose, swelling of the tissue in the throat, and blockage of the small vessels in the lungs. Therefore, add snoring to the list of reasons why you should stop smoking. Alcohol It is the partial collapse of the airway (breathing tube between nose, mouth and lungs) that is the immediate cause of snoring, and its complete collapse that is the immediate cause of apnea.
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Killer gang member starts SNORING as he is executed in Texas prison

Concertina razor wire guards against escape from the facility, located 75 miles northeast of Houston

Patients need to seek treatment in the same way they would if they had sleep apnea, high blood pressure or other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. While obstructive sleep apnea (which often develops from snoring) has long been known as an indicator of cardiovascular disease, theres been little evidence up to now to show the damage starts earlier with snoring. While Deeb and Yaremchuk studied the carotid artery, thickening of one type of artery is considered an indication of atherosclerosis in general. Hence the conclusion that snoring is also a tip-off to coronary artery disease, or CAD. Artery disease of all types, also known as hardening of the arteries or officially as atherosclerosis, occurs when waxy plaque begins to line the inner walls of arteries.
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Snoring: A New Tip-Off To Stroke and Heart Disease

He was pronounced dead 26 minutes later, at 8.41pm. Executed: Robert Gene Garza, 30, was killed by lethal injection on Thursday after being sentenced to death row for organizing the killing of four women in 2002 He became the 12th condemned inmate executed this year in Texas, which carries out capital punishment more than any other state. Garza was a member of a Rio Grande Valley gang known as the Tri-City Bombers even before he was a teenager, and he told police that the 2002 shootings that lead to the deaths of four women was made under duress. But prosecutors said Garza orchestrated the gang’s plan to silence the women, who Garza thought had witnessed another gang crime, and was present when several gang members opened fire on the women when they arrived at their trailer park home after work at a bar.
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Vitamins: Good Or Bad?

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In it, 18,000 people who were at an increased risk of lung cancer because of asbestos exposure or smoking received a combination of vitamin A and beta-carotene, or a placebo. Investigators stopped the study when they found that the risk of death from lung cancer for those who took the vitamins was 46 percent higher. Then, in 2004, a review of 14 randomized trials for the Cochrane Database found that the supplemental vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene, and a mineral, selenium, taken to prevent intestinal cancers, actually increased mortality. Another review, published in 2005 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that in 19 trials of nearly 136,000 people, supplemental vitamin E increased mortality. Also that year, a study of people with vascular disease or diabetes found that vitamin E increased the risk of heart failure. And in 2011, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association tied vitamin E supplements to an increased risk of prostate cancer. Finally, last year, a Cochrane review found that “beta-carotene and vitamin E seem to increase mortality, and so may higher doses of vitamin A.” When you put it that way, vitamins look bad.
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Vitamins, supplements used to treat brain injuries

Matthews said that Lacy began to wake up and follow simple commands in three days. She was taken off of the breathing machine on day 10. Lacy had to relearn how to walk and talk slowly and she recovered her memory. Fourteen months after her accident, she’s almost fully-recovered.
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More Americans Exercise While They Work

Exercise-Induced Asthma

James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic. Theres a glob of information that sitting is killing us, Levine said. Youre basically sitting yourself into a coffin. More companies are intrigued by the idea of helping employees stay healthy, lose weight and reduce stress especially if it means lower insurance costs and higher productivity, Levine said. Even walking at 1 mile an hour has very substantial benefits, Levine said, such as doubling metabolic rate and improving blood sugar levels. Although you dont sweat, your body moving is sort of purring along. Sales at Indianapolis-based TreadDesk are expected to increase 25 percent this year as large corporations, including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, United Healthcare and Procter & Gamble, have started buying the workstations in bulk, said Jerry Carr, company president. With bicycle desks or desk cycles, workers can pedal their way through the day on a small stationary bike mounted under their desks. Treadmill desks can range from about $800 to $5,000 or more.
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Exercise is medicine

During normal breathing, the air we take in is first warmed and moistened by the nasal passages. Because people tend to breathe through their mouths when they exercise, they are inhaling colder and drier air. In exercise-induced asthma, the muscle bands around the airways are sensitive to these changes in temperature and humidity and react by contracting, which narrows the airway. This results in symptoms of exercised-induced asthma, which include: Unusual fatigue while exercising Shortness of breath when exercising The symptoms of exercise-induced asthma generally begin within 5 to 20 minutes after the start of exercise, or 5 to 10 minutes after brief exercise has stopped. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms with exercise, inform your doctor.
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Depression symptoms did not decrease more with exercise compared with other treatments

And instead of TV time, it’s screen time now. We are still committing armchair suicide,” he says. All the messages put out by ParticipAction and other Canadian activity campaigns have failed because people are sitting when they hear them, he says. Sitting means you have a lap, where you can place high-calorie, low-nutrient food. “We all have lap disease. Sure, it’s not a real term, just my fake term. But, let’s just say no to laps!” Unfortunately, most people don’t change their lifestyle until they’ve had a health “event,” says Kriellaars, and that event has to be verified and comprehensible.
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And compared to antidepressants and psychological treatments, exercise didn’t work any better. According to theresearchers of this review, previous studies that looked at how exercise affected depression were small and low in quality. “Ask a doctor about all of your treatment options for depression.” Gary Cooney, from the Division of Psychiatry at Royal Edinburgh Hospital in the UK, led this study that aimed to see whether exercise could reduce depression in adults over 18 years of age compared to using other treatment methods. The researchers reviewed 37 studies, involving more than 2,300 participants, that had been published up until March 2013, as well as ongoing studies to March 2013. The studies compared exercise to several other treatments, including antidepressant medications, psychological treatments, other treatments involving physical activity and no treatment at all or placebo (fake medicine). In this review, exercise was defined by the American College of Sports Medicine as “planned, structured and repetitive bodily movement done to improve or maintain one or more components of physical fitness.” Studies excluded from the current investigation included those that involved patients who did not have depression and treatments that combined exercise with another activity or treatment. Two independent reviewers tracked the participants’ depression symptoms and mood after being treated.
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How Snoring Can Wreak Havoc On A Marriage

Breathing problem causes cat to snore loudly

It was disturbing her sleep, but I didn’t realize that snoring was the cause of my own fatigue.” The reason for resentment is understandable. Snoring can cause daytime symptoms that can cause serious problems in one’s waking life, and unfortunately it is not just the snorer that suffers — the snorer’s spouse can suffer just as much. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 39 percent of American adults get less than seven hours of sleep each weeknight , and more than one in three (37 percent) are so sleepy during the day that it interferes with daily activities. The sleep loss associated with snoring — whether it’s the snorer or the bed partner who is awakened by the snoring, interrupts important recuperative sleep, which can impair a person’s ability to perform cognitive tasks involving memory, learning, reasoning and mathematical processes. It can impair motor skills and can cause morning headaches, irritability, burnout and depression, to mention just a few symptoms. Symptoms can be even more severe for the snorer if they have sleep apnea, a condition which causes them to stop breathing often many times a night and wake gasping for air.
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Snoring Kids Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea: Experts

“The evidence is much stronger today,” said Dr. Carole Marcus, a professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Pediatricians should routinely ask parents about snoring , but if they don’t, parents should bring it up,” she said. “Snoring in kids can be a sign of a serious medical illness.” Marcus was referring to sleep apnea, which is marked by pauses in breathing that occur throughout the night and disrupt sleep. When left untreated, sleep apnea in children can result in behavioral and learning difficulties and may also affect growth. These consequences are largely related to lack of quality sleep. Researchers led by Marcus reviewed studies on diagnosis and management of sleep apnea in kids published between 1999 and 2011, most of them appearing after the last set of guidelines were released in 2002.
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Berryesse decided to go for a more permanent fix. He used the same balloon device, but this time, a metal stent was coiled around it. He places that stent like a scaffold in the back of the cat’s nose to prop open the blockage causing her to breathe improperly. Once that was done, Dr. Berryesse, used a scope moved an x-ray called a fluoroscopy to guide the device up to the blockage. Once he got there, he pulled the sheath out and left the stent behind. This is a new procedure for cats and Berryesse said it seemed to work pretty much right away. “I think she’s going to feel a whole lot better. Immediately. Usually these guys sound clear right when they wake up,” Berryesse said. Boo came out of the procedure groggy and congested. But the hope is that she’ll finally able to sleep without snoring and breathe without struggling.
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Mental Health Professionals Think Nutrition Is Your Responsibility

Top 5 Free Nutrition Podcasts

What are you thinkingYou should diet soon or something! Caption: Till then take 50,000 of these peanut shapeded pills a day. Nutrition |nutrition| n(y)otriSHn noun: the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.* Responsibility |responsibility| rispansbilte noun: the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.* In Richard Zwolinski very well researched and thought-provoking post Why A New Study About Diet And Mental Health Is Important he said something that struck me sideways; but honestly true: Mental health professionals do not have to be experts in nutrition or exercise or other therapies. But we do have to know when to refer our clients to experts in other fields for evaluation and/or treatment.
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Game Plan Nutrition Opens Headquarters in Boston’s Financial District

Weils Healthy Living Podcast Dr. Weil has been around for a long time. Well-known for his natural approach towards improved health. Dr. Weil may as well be the leading guru of alternative wellness. The best thing about Dr. Weils podcast, in addition to the fact that it includes video, is the straight-forward, no-nonsense approach.
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(GPLH), a line of nutritional supplements sold online exclusively through a network of personal trainers, today announced the opening of its headquarters, based in Boston’s financial district, to meet the increasing demand for expansion in anticipation for their September 15, 2013 beta-launch with their first 1000 trainers. Based in Boston, Game Plan Nutrition is a direct-to-consumer nutritional supplement company that sells health management products worldwide through a network of personal trainers . The company’s Boston headquarters will house a call center, in which employees will work to facilitate the needs of customers and affiliates. This established home base will also give Game Plan Nutrition the opportunity to build-up its public relations and marketing departments, along with an in-house design team, technology team and all executive offices.
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Hair Loss? It May Be Iron Deficiency

“And they don’t have to be anemic. That is the biggest mistake doctors make.” An even bigger mistake would be for balding people to take iron supplements on their own. Unless you have iron deficiency — diagnosed by a doctor — iron supplements can lead to a very dangerous condition from iron overload. Hair Loss May Be a Symptom of Serious Illness A sensitive way to check total body iron stores is to measure the amount of ferritin in the blood.
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Hair-Loss Drugs’ Big Growth in China

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The China Association of Health Promotion and Education surveyed 1,280balding men in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu last June and found 47percent of respondents had used hair-growth shampoos, visited hair-loss centers, or even swallowed snake gallbladders. More than 80percent said they were dissatisfied with those treatments. The top-selling treatment for hair thinning in China last year was Da Fei Xin, a minoxidil solution made by a unit of Shanxi Zhendong Pharmaceutical, with a 23percent market share, reports Euromonitor. BaWang International Group ( 1338:HK ), the Chinese maker of herbal shampoos endorsed by thick-maned movie star Jackie Chan, posted three straight years of losses after a 2010 report said a substance linked to cancer was found in two of its productssending sales plunging. LOreal ( OR:FP ), the worlds largest cosmetics maker, is trying to woo Chinese with products such as arginine lotions (touted to reduce fallout by strengthening the hair) and its Kerastase shampoo line (designed for thinning hair). The Paris-based company is pushing to expand its products beyond Beijing and Shanghai to second-tier cities in China, which gives us a huge reservoir of growth for the years to come, LOreal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon said on a Feb.12 analyst call.
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Hair Loss – Home Treatment

This may be easier for women because inherited hair loss ( androgenetic alopecia ) causes a general thinning that is usually not as severe as it is in men. Hair sprays, dyes, and perms can help make the hair appear fuller. In women with inherited hair loss, hair care and the occasional use of grooming products, hair sprays, hair color, teasing, permanents, or frequent washing will not increase hair loss. But if your hair loss is caused by hair care, then perms and dyes may contribute to more hair loss. Recommended Related to Hair Loss See All Male Pattern Baldness Topics
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