Most patients are unaware of their condition
What if your Dr told you that up to 2000 deaths per day occur in America, from complications associated with Sleep Apnea, OSA & Sleep Breathing Disorders.
Would you look into it further?
Snoring is now the top health reason for couples uncoupling and divorce
Who’s at risk and Symptom’s
High risk patients: obese, male and of advanced age
Common first indicator: heavy snoring
Other indicators: Lack of energy, Headaches, Depression, Nighttime gasping, Dry mouth, Memory or concentration Problems, Excessive daytime sleepiness
… and unattended OSA multiplies serious health risks
2x The risk for stroke
2x The risk for sudden cardiac death
5x The risk cardiovascular mortality
57% Increased risk for recurrence of atrial fibrillation
Mild sleep apnea: AHI 5 - 15 events per hour
Moderate sleep apnea: AHI 15- 30 events per hour
Diabetes is in epidemic status with 29 million patients in the USA, and another 80 million are on the verge of diabetes 11. 54 million people in the USA and 1 billion worldwide suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
**** Definition of an epidemic: affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time
WHAT IS OSA?
OSA is a Serious and Chronic Disease
OSA is caused by a Blocked or Partially Blocked Airway
Blockage prevents airflow to the lungs
Results in repeated arousals and oxygen desaturations
Severity of sleep apnea is measured by frequency of apnea or hypopnea events per hour, which is referred to as the Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI)
Bioregulatory medicine is wholistic (with emphasis on the "whole"), in that it views the body as a living system - and a matrix of interconnectedness - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. When the human body is functioning properly, it is a magnificent, self-regulating bio-system of mind, body and spirit. The goal of bioregulatory medicine is to support - or restore - that self-regulating state of wellbeing and self-healing.
To achieve this goal, bioregulatory medicine is committed to fostering balance and harmony between the individual’s outer environment and his or her internal environment, or milieu.
There are many factors that go into individualized evaluations of a patient’s health, including an assessment of environmental toxins, ecological terrain, lifestyle patterns and habits, social and professional influences, and genetics.
To better understand the basics of bioregulatory medicine, it is necessary to first describe principles of body regulation toward a steady-state, or homeostasis.
Homeostasis generally denotes a healthy condition and balance of all bodily processes.
The body has many autoregulating processes (e.g., thermoregulation) and when healthy, each is able to deal with external influences that disturb homeostasis and to counteract these external influences to restore the body to a steady state.
Simply speaking, bioregulatory medicine therapies are aimed at assisting the body’s many autoregulatory systems to create a multiple dynamic equilibrium.
Bioregulatory medicine promotes disease prevention and early intervention of illness through non-toxic approaches, emphasizing a partnership between patient and practitioner. This patient-practitioner relationship is paramount during the complex healing process, and includes intensive patient participation through education and self-care, including lifestyle and dietary improvements, as well as a powerful psycho-spiritual focus, which incorporates mind-body dynamics and an exploration of how psychology affects biology.