Magnesium A Natural Way To Treat Constipation Insomnia and Muscle Tension
Magnesium is essential to life, period. Itjust is. It's one of the most prevalent minerals in the body. It's involved in over300 metabolic pathways in the body. You're never going to get adequate magnesium in amultivitamin. Magnesium is found in dark, leafy greens. Almonds are a really good sourceof magnesium. I have my patients supplement with magnesium because so many of the issuesthat I see are magnesiumrelated. Magnesium deficiency can cause leg cramps and migraines.Insomnia from a lack of magnesium is a really common problem. Muscle tension can be causedby lack of magnesium and lots of my patients have muscle tension. They're just workingtoo hard. Magnesium will help with all of
those things. So I really like Natural Calmbrand. This is available everywhere such as Whole Foods and other health food stores.Natural Calm magnesium is so easy because the one thing about magnesium is it's kindof a large molecule, so sometimes to get a good dose of pills, you kind of have to takelike, three or four pills and nobody likes takingâ€¦ I mean, some people are just pillpeople, and that's totally fine, but most of my patients are like, â€œNo more pills.â€�It's like, they totally are just, â€œNo more pills.â€� With Natural Calm magnesiumI have my patients do about a teaspoon in water before bed, and they just kind of worktheir way up in dosage. There are different
flavors. I think the raspberry lemonade tastesbetter. It kind of makes a little fizzy drink, but you could make it as a tea as well. Thisis just magnesium citrate. Some people are a little bit sensitive to magnesium if theytend towards diarrhea; if their stools are looser, magnesium can really accelerate that.On the flip side, if a person has had chronic constipation issues, this is typically theirMecca. And the other thing to say is that magnesium can drop blood pressure, so peoplewho are already really hypotensive, careful with taking too much at once. You really justwant to kind of break up your doses throughout the day, and you can add sea salt to the dietto kind of bring up the blood pressure if
the blood pressure's too low. But I thinkthat magnesium is really wonderful. The only other place to really caution with magnesiumis if people have kidney damage. It's actually really helpful for kidney stones, but if peoplehave kidney damage, like they're on dialysis, that is a place where they would need to checkwith their physician, but otherwise, I love magnesium across the board. You had a questionon magnesium. So her comment was that she had heard all of the beneficial health thingsabout magnesium, but she was also told that it really helps just keep the colon clean,and it does. I mean, if you dose up with magnesium the same way as if you dose up with vitaminC, you will really promote a looser stool.
The higher up you go, you will just see adirect effect, so it does help you clean out constantly. So in terms of a gentle detoxon a regular basis, magnesium will keep your bowels moving. Depending on your body typeI recommend taking 400 milligrams to 1,000 milligrams of magnesium per day. Start witha teaspoon of Natural Calm magnesium. Make sure you tolerate that, and then just workyour way up. So basically start with 150 milligrams and just kind of inch your way up and makesure you're tolerating the amount without diarrhea. Most of my patients take 600 milligramseasily in a sitting, but it's better to kind of start slow and work your way up.
Reading Sleep Study Results Identifying Sleep Apnea
This is a sleep study that shows someonewith sleep apnea. This channel right here shows a personbreathing and then they stopped breathing for what seems like a long time it's about 40 seconds and then they breathe again, they wake up,and they stopped breathing again and then they breathe again, and younotice every time they start breathing there's a big snort this is the source, then they stopbreathing, the big snort and they resume breathing. Another thingthat occurs
is oxygen fallsthat's the white channel, that goes down and then it comes up when they resumebreathing and it comes down so the oxygen is going up and down youcan see it best here. You can see it sliding up and down. Anotherthing to note his when they're not breathing their chest and abdomen will move. This one here is chest in this down here is abdomen, so they're still trying tobreathe
but they're not getting, they're notgetting any air. During the apnea, when they're notbreathing, the diaphragm is working and sucking thechest in, and you see the chest and abdomen go in differentdirections here and then, when they open their mouth and resume breathing, they start movingsynchronously again, they move together again and then when there's an apnea, they'removing in different directions again
That's one way you know that the apnea is an obstructive apnea.
The Cities Sleep Apnea The Military Workforce Symposium WQPT
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gt;gt;gt; WELL, IF YOU ARE LIKE ME, YOU REMEMBERYOUR DAD SNORING, AND ITS RAISING OFF THE ROOF.WHAT ONCE WAS A THOUGHT OF AS A JOKE, AND YOU PITIED THE LONG SUFFERING SPOUSE, IS NOWA SERIOUS MEDICAL CONCERN THAT CAN MAKE YOUR OTHER AILMENTS EVEN WORSE.MORE THAN 70ï¿½MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM SOME TYPE OF SLEEP DISORDER, AND I JUST FOUNDOUT THAT NUMBER IS ACTUALLY 70ï¿½MILLION ONE. ADD ME TO THE LIST. BUT ONLY AFTER I UNDERWENTA SLEEP TEST. JOINING US IS THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THEGENESIS MEDICAL CENTER SLEEP DISORDERS CLINIC, DR.ï¿½STEVE RASMUS.HOW ARE YOUé
gt;gt;DOING WELL, THANK YOU.gt;gt;WELL, WE WILL TALK ABOUT ME SPECIFICALLY, AND WE SHOW ME AND THE SLEEP TEST IN JUSTA MOMENT. BUT LET'S A TALK ABOUT SLEEP DISORDERS. YOUARE NOW WORKING ON THIS FULL TIME WHICH WASN'T ALWAYS THE CASE, AND THAT REALLY DOES SHOWYOU THE CHANGING TREND IN SOCIETY AND AS WELL AS THE MEDICAL SOCIETY.gt;gt;THAT'S TRUE. IT HAS BECOME A MUCH BIGGER DEAL, THE AWARENESSOF IT IS MUCH GREATER THAN IT USED TO BE. AND PART OF IT IS TAKING THE CHALLENGES TOPLACES LIKE HERE, FOR YOU TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC. AND PART OF MY JOB IS TRY TO EDUCATE EVERYBODY,INCLUDING PHYSICIANS.
THE ADMINISTRATORS FOR HOSPITALS CARE ABOUTTHIS BECAUSE IT AFFECTS THE ILLNESS OF THE PATIENTS COMING IN, HOW OFTEN DO THEY HAVETO COME IN. IT IS ALL ABOUT MAINTAINING HEALTH.gt;gt;LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT SLEEP APNEA IS BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE MAY NOT UNDERSTAND. YOU DON'THAVE TO BE SNORING TO HAVE SLEEP APNEA, JUST BECAUSE YOU SNORE DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE SLEEPAPNEA, WHATé gt;gt; THAT'S CORRECT.25% OF PEOPLE WHO SNORE HAVE SLEEP APNEA. BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE IT.WHAT IT AMOUNTS TO IS THE TONGUE OR SOFT PALATE OR BOTH, FALL BACK INTO THE AIRWAY WHEN YOUARE SLEEPING.
THE SNORING IS BASICALLY THE RATTLING OF THOSETHINGS IN THE WIND TUNNEL OF YOUR THROAT. BUT IF IT FALLS BACK TOO FAR, THEN YOU CAN'TGET A GOOD BREATH. YOU DON'T HAVE TO STOP BREATHING, BUT IT IS ENOUGH TO HAVE TO COMEUP FOR AIR. YOU DON'T KNOW IT.THE INDIVIDUAL ALMOST NEVER KNOWS IT. IT IS THE SPOUSE THAT TURNS THEM IN OR THEDOCTOR THAT THINKS I THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE IT.WHEN YOU COME UP FOR AIR, THEN YOU ALMOST WAKE UP AND EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY SLEEP EIGHTHOURS, YOU ARE TIRED BECAUSE YOUR QUALITY OF SLEEP IS BAD.BUT FROM A HEALTH STANDPOINT, WHEN YOU COME
UP FOR AIR, YOUR HEART RATE GOES UP, YOURBLOOD PRESSURE GOES UP. THERE ARE SOME MEASURABLE CIRCULATION FACTORSTHAT CHANGE. THAT'S WHY IT INCREASES THE RISK OF HEARTATTACK, STROKE, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART RHYTHM PROBLEMS.THE NEAT PART ABOUT IT IS MOST OF THE THINGS THAT ARE RISK FACTORS FOR THAT AREN'T THATEASY TO TREAT. SLEEP APNEA, IF YOU GET THAT TREATED, IT BRINGSYOUR RISK FACTOR RIGHT DOWN AS IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE IT.gt;gt;WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE TREATMENTS IN A SECOND.LET'S TALK ABOUT THE DIAGNOSIS.