natural cures for apnea

  1. Apnea can cause pneumonia

    New risk linked to sleep apnea

    There's nothing scarier than someone who suddenly stops breathing.

    Out in public, in a restaurant or a mall, it's the type of emergency that leads to a 911 call.

    But it could be happening to you, quietly, at home every night -- and you may not even realize it's going on.

    It's a frightening condition I've warned you about before called sleep apnea, and new research finds yet another way it's bad news: It can increase your risk of pneumonia.

    Apnea is caused by a blockage in the upper airway. As you gasp for air, you could end up inhaling fluid and other junk floating around in your throat.

    When you inhale fluid, it ends up in your lungs -- and fluid in the lungs is a major risk factor for pneumonia, which is why the study finds that apnea will increase the risk of the disease by more than 10 percent.

    And the more severe the apnea, the higher the risk climbs, according to the study of more than 34,000 patients.

    That's not all apnea can do to you.

    Patients with this condition have a higher risk of heart disease, dementia and even an early death.

    The biggest problem with apnea isn't treating it. It's diagnosing it -- because most people who have it don't know it. While they may stop breathing for 30, 40, 50 seconds or more at a time, hundreds of times a night, they never wake up.

    So they never notice.

    All they know is they're not as well-rested as they used to be and maybe have a sore throat and headache in the morning.

    If you have a spouse, you can take turns watching over each other at night and listen for the telltale snores followed by the total silence as breathing stops. If you have it -- or suspect it -- a doctor can confirm it with a night in a sleep clinic.

    While some doctors offer oxygen masks and even surgical procedures, the best and most reliable cure is weight loss. Apnea is almost always caused by obesity, and losing the extra weight will almost always chase it away.

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  2. Losing weight can ease signs of sleep apnea

    Weight loss cures apnea

    It's one of the most frightening conditions you can imagine -- a disease that could starve your brain and heart of oxygen, setting the stage for dementia, heart attack and even death.

    But that's not what makes it so terrifying.

    No, the real fear factor is in the fact that you could have this condition right now and not even know it -- because there are no obvious warning signs of sleep apnea.

    Sleep apnea is a disease where you stop breathing in the night, sometimes hundreds of times, for 10, 20, 30 seconds at a time or more.

    But since you never wake up, you may never know you have it.

    OK, I'm done scaring you now -- because now I'm going to tell you how to beat signs of sleep apnea in a matter of weeks.

    All you have to do is lose a little weight.

    Sleep apnea is almost always caused by obesity, and losing even just some of that extra weight can almost always ease the condition or even cure it completely, according to a new review of nearly 50 years of research on apnea.

    Weight loss isn't the only approach, and many doctors are quick to offer other options, including drugs and even surgery -- but the study finds no evidence they work.

    The only thing that might help is CPAP, or an oxygen mask you wear at night -- but they're so uncomfortable many people find it impossible to get to sleep.

    In addition, the mask does nothing to correct the underlying cause of the apnea, and that's the obesity.

    Since obesity itself is a major risk factor for disease and an early death, I strongly recommend you forget the mask and drop the extra pounds before you start feeling signs of sleep apnea.

    I know this might sound like a big challenge, weight loss can be tough.

    But I also know you can do it -- I know you can, because I've seen people do it time and again. I've helped them through it, and I'm here to help you too -- so if you feel you can't go it alone, make an appointment to see me here at my clinic outside San Diego and we can tackle this challenge together.

    Not in the area? I can custom-create a diet plan just for you over the phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK for more information or to schedule a call.

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