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CPAP for Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome? by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 4:14pm I recently came across a post on a sleep apnea support forum where a member asked about upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) and how being on CPAP took care of a variety of his medical problems: "So many things are better on the CPAP:  My severe peripheral neuropathy of 5 years is almost gone.  All the aches and pains are pretty much ... Read on »
Ask Dr. Park: Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 06 Aug 2010 11:45am Please join me on my next Ask Dr. Park teleseminar program when I'll be talking about Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome or UARS. It's a very common problem and I'd say it's even more common than obstructive sleep apnea. It can also explain your fatigue or various other medical ailments even if you don't have obstructive sleep apnea.  Date: ... Read on »
Experts warn that e-cigarettes can damage the lungs by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 07 Sep 2012 10:02pm European Respiratory Society’s Annual Congress in Vienna New research has shown that despite electronic cigarettes being marketed as a potentially safer alternative to normal cigarettes, they are still causing harm to the lungs. A new study, presented Sunday 2 September 2012 at the European Respiratory Society’s Ann ... Read on »
Lee County EMS Airway Management Guidelines by Adam THOMPSON Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:13pm Today at our monthly inservice training, we were introduced to our new airway management protocols. I must say I am impressed, and excited. Many of the things that RM especially, has been advocating are outlined. ETCO2 has been required on all advanced airways, but there was a pretty good emphasis on this today. This blog is i ... Read on »
Research topics: UV rays and allergic airway disease by Danielle L Posted Thu 01 Apr 2010 11:11am Although I haven’t done one in awhile, research-related posts seem to actually be well-liked by you guys (I was surprised and delighted by this!) So I thought I would revive the idea and make these a semi-regular feature of this blog. How did I pick today’s topic? I typed “asthma” into PubMed , a search engine for scientific articles, and picke ... Read on »
Can Sleep Apnea Cause Celiac Disease? by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 30 Dec 2009 6:16am 2 Comments I know that the topic of this post may inflame a lot of readers out there, but please hear me out. Celiac disease is a well-defined autoimmune condition that was originally described in children with chronic, severe gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain and bloating). It’s known to exist in around 1/100 people in thi ... Read on »
Study: Why Hot, Humid Air Triggers Symptoms in Patients with Mild Asthma by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Thu 07 Jun 2012 10:02pm Nationwide Children’s Hospital news release May is asthma awareness month, and with summer right around the corner, a study shows that doctors may be closer to understanding why patients with mild asthma have such difficulty breathing during hot, humid weather. The study, appearing in the June print issue of the Americ ... Read on »
Multiple Sclerosis And Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Is There A Link? by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 6:21pm I participate on a medical forum called Medhelp.or g, where I’m the sleep-breathing expert. I answer people’s questions on various topics related to sleep and breathing. Somehow, I stumbled onto the multiple sclerosis (MS) community and was surprised to see that many people have severe fatigue issues, cold hands and various sleep issues. Their sy ... Read on »
A Link Between Endometriosis and Sleep Apnea? by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 14 Jan 2010 6:00am 1 Comment Endometriosis is a common condition that's estimated to occur in about 5 to 10% of all women. It's characterized by pelvic and abdominal pain, along with infertility, and not too surprisingly, hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions, allergies and asthma.    Does this list sound familiar? Right — up ... Read on »
Understanding Fibromyalgia: Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatment Plans by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia makes you feel tired and causes muscle pain and "tender points." Tender points are places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms or legs that hurt when touched. People with fibromyalgia may have other symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, morning stiffness, headaches, and problems with thinking an ... Read on »