Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. It is very common, as common as adult diabetes, and affects more than 12 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Risk factors include being male, overweight, and over the age of forty.
The condition is associated with increased incidence of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. Untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, such as transient ischemic attacks, stroke, cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial infarction and pulmonary hypertension.
Inflammation Is Common in this Condition
Systemic and airway inflammation has been recently linked to sleep apnea. The underlying inflammation in sleep apnea has been attributed to upper airway mechanical tissue injury and to systemic hypoxemia (low concentration of oxygen in blood).
Patients with the condition showed increased oxidative stress, which impose a burden on the antioxidant systems.
Increased circulating levels of inflammatory marker CRP have been reported in both adults, as well as in children with this condition, and are reduced on effective treatment
Immune cells of sleep apnea patients produce increased inflammatory cytokines
Elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines are correlate with the degree of sleepiness and the severity of hypoxia
Hypoxia during sleep induces lipid oxidation and heart muscle dysfunction
Inflammation Links COPD and Sleep Apnea
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory chronic disease of the airway and the lungs. Recent studies have shown that COPD also involves systemic inflammation and oxidative stress. OSA shares several important features with COPD.
20% of patients with this disorder will have COPD
10% of patients is disclosed in COPD patients
63% of patients have history of smoking, a predisposing factor for both sleep apnea and COPD
Both COPD and sleep apnea are critically implicated in establishing cardiovascular and metabolic disorders
FlameEz? Offers a Novel Approach to this disorder
For milder cases, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes such as losing weight or quitting smoking or drinking. If these measures don’t improve your signs and symptoms or if your apnea is moderate to severe, a number of other treatments are available. Certain devices (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) can help open up a blocked airway.
Alternative therapies for sleep apnea focus on stress relief and sleep support. There are many natural sleeping aid remedies, which may relieve mild symptoms. However, FlameEz remedies offer a novel approach that may provide broad benefits to those sufferers. FlameEz remedies are patent pending all natural remedies, scientifically formulated to control systemic inflammation.