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Sleep Apnoea

Homeopathic remedies and homeopathy treatment for Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea is a condition characterized by episodes of blocked breathing that occur while person is sleeping. It causes interruptions in breathing during sleep. Apnoea can last up to 10 seconds. This condition requires immediate intervention, so that it doesn’t become life threatening. The most common form of sleep apnoea is OSA which means obstructive sleepapnoea, here air flow is stopped via nose and mouth, but efforts of abdominal muscles and throat remains normal. Central apnoea both efforts are stopped. Mixed apnoea, brief period of central apnoea followed by long period of obstructive apnoea.

Causes of sleep apnoea

It occurs when muscles in the back of your throat relax, tonsillitis, adenoids, obesity, middle aged, heart disease, stroke, sedative medicines, large neck circumference, large tongue etc.

Suspected risk factors

Drinking alcohol before bedtime

Smoking

Menopausal age in females

Family history

Anti-impotence medicine

Symptoms of sleep apnoea

Feeling of excessively sleepy during a day

Lack concentration and low memory status

Depression

Short temperament

Irritability

Hyperactive children

Leg swelling

Impotency in males

Insomnia

Frequent waking up for urination in night

Unrefresing feeling in morning

Diagnosis of sleepapnoea

Complete history and physical

Examination, history of sleep

Sleep study

Arterial blood gas

Electro-cardiogram

Echocardiogram

Thyroid test

Study of child behavior

Treatment of sleep apnoea

Homeopathic treatment of sleep apnoea – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat sleep apnoea but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for sleep apnoea treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person.

Goal of treatment is to keep airway patent

Patient is adviced to loose weight

Patient is adviced to avoid alcohol and sedatives at bed time

Surgery may be an option in some cases

Ask patient to avoid sleeping on back

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