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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Sleep apnea has two causes. It may be 'central' or 'obstructive'. Central apnea occurs as a disorder in the way the brain controls breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is much more common and involves an anatomical blockage of the airway. Usually, the tongue blocks the airway, preventing the passage of air between the a sleep study is needed to diagnose particular ...Read more


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I think I smelled too much cayenne pepper, now I'm feeling nauseas and I'll, what do you think I shold do?

I think I smelled too much cayenne pepper, now I'm feeling nauseas and I'll, what do you think I shold do?

Don't stress: Since this was over 23 hours ago I imagine any reaction has passed by now. Sorry no one answered sooner but there may not have been much to do except ride out the reaction. Smelling cayenne is not a serious problem, in fact cayenne has many health benefits. If you had the homeopathic remedy Nux vomica 30c taking a few pellets may have helped. See https://draxe.com/cayenne-pepper-benefits/ ...Read more

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What is your opinion on the lemon cayenne pepper diet?

What is your opinion on the lemon cayenne pepper diet?

Hype only: This is a fad diet. Better is to eat a balanced diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Could cayenne pepper make acne worse?

Could cayenne pepper make acne worse?

Yes: It's actually promoted as a "pop" treatment on the internet. I suspect this is a prank. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. ...Read more

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Do 'cayenne pepper' is really helpful for heart deceased patient?

Do 'cayenne pepper' is really helpful for heart deceased patient?

Yes: The active ingredient Capsicum is used for various problems with digestion including upset stomach, intestinal gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, and cramps. It is also used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels including poor circulation, excessive blood clotting, high cholesterol, and preventing heart disease. ...Read more

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Assuming a supplement has 100mg of cayenne pepper @ 40,000 Scoville units, what would be the capsaicin content, in milligrams? Thanks!

Assuming a supplement has 100mg of cayenne pepper @ 40,000 Scoville units, what would be the capsaicin content, in milligrams? Thanks!

Add cayenne to diet: Much better to just add cayenne pepper to your cooking. Add some spice to your life! When you take it in capsule form you miss all the zing. Better yet get a fresh habanéro at your local grocery and add some real zing (up to 750,000 SHU) to your diet. ...Read more

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Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Only in moderation: These are easy to add to your meals and snacks. It comes in whole form or as a dried spice. According to dr gupta too much of this pepper can cause diarrhea, skin rash and other harmful effect. A dash of cayonne pepper on your meals and snacks is fine as long as it is in moderation. There is no dose in grms which is safe.
You can take 30to120mgm capsule 2 to3 times a day. But talk with your doc before t. ...Read more

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What can I substitute for the cayenne pepper in the detox diet drink?

What can I substitute for the cayenne pepper in the detox diet drink?

Not really: It is cayonne pepper, lemon juice, water and natural maple syrup that is used in the detox drink and there is no substitution. ...Read more

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Is cayenne pepper good while breastfeeding?

Is cayenne pepper good while breastfeeding?

Not so good?: Cayenne pepper and other spicy foods like chili pepper and hot sauce change the flavor of breast milk in some mothers, although not all nursing moms will experience this change to their milk. This can sometimes cause refusal to eat, or GI upset in the infant. For other infants, it doesn't seem to matter. ...Read more

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Would cayenne pepper be good for weight loss?

Would cayenne pepper be good for weight loss?

Haven't used it but.: Making food spicy often changes your eating patterns. If you are up to it. Typically, it's discussed with blood pressure and homeopathic remedies like pain. Continue to ask around. ...Read more

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Is it true that putting cayenne pepper on my lips daily cause them to become fuller?

Is it true that putting cayenne pepper on my lips daily cause them to become fuller?

Allergic : An allergy to cayenne pepper could cause swelling of lips. Allergic swelling of lips, tongue or throat requires emergency care. Any swelling of lips due to pepper would be temporary and due to inflammation. ...Read more

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I have a question I need to know since someone told me to try this. Cayenne pepper and cinnamon does it help in lowering blood sugars?

I have a question I need to know since someone told me to try this. Cayenne pepper and cinnamon does it help in lowering blood sugars?

Explanation : Many of herbal or natural components can help a bit with blood pressure, but not the way as medications. With real hypertension you must use medications. And supplement can help to keep lower dosage of them. ...Read more

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Can cayenne pepper on your face cure acne?

Can cayenne pepper on your face cure acne?

No: Acne is a serious chronic disease that can't be cured but remits eventually by itself. Pepper will probably not touch it and will probably hurt and make things worse. I often suspect these foolish internet claims are actually cruel pranks. Get some benzoyl peroxide and see your physician if this fails. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any holistic folks out there have an opinion concerning cayenne pepper supplementation? Bad idea if one has GERD I am assuming?

Any holistic folks out there have an opinion concerning cayenne pepper supplementation?  Bad idea if one has GERD I am assuming?

Benefits for many: Cayenne pepper has many health benefits and many people have found it actually helps their gerd! It is considered esp. Good for the heart, can improve digestion, thins blood etc. However, it is in the nightshade family and some people actually feel worse from it as they can't metabolize the solanacea alkaloids. See http://bit. Ly/1ezcdod & http://bit. Ly/15gvxrl & http://bit. Ly/18lxarf. ...Read more

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Can cayenne pepper be eaten while taking aspirin, carvedilol and clopidogrel?

Can cayenne pepper be eaten while taking aspirin, carvedilol and clopidogrel?

YES IT CAN BE EATEN: Yes it can be consumed and there is no evidence of any drug/supplement interaction as far as I know. But it is irritant to stomach and taking it with Aspirin one has to watch for GI side effects or heartburn/acid reflex. ...Read more

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Is cayenne pepper good for you?

Is cayenne pepper good for you?

Cayenne pepper, no: U have HX of Hyperthyroidism, imply hypertension? Problem here is cayenne preparations have large amt of sodium. Thus pepper not bad, xtra sodium can be, depending on overall sodium intake. There R `studies' support benefit in digestion & Cholesterol&Cancer of Capsicum (in cayenne pepper) by groups interested in natural substances. Not large mainline studies, they R to sell meds, pepper too cheap ...Read more

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Will cayenne pepper help me lose weight?

Will cayenne pepper help me lose weight?

Unlikely to happen: Eating foods that contain cayenne pepper can help with weight loss only if a person doesn't increase the total amount of calories eaten per day. For example, eating spicy food might lower a person's appetite, so he doesn't eat as much at that meal. However, drinking a root beer float to wash down the spiciness will give a person lots of sugar & fat calories, thus increasing his calories & weight. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of cayenne pepper?

Listen to your body: Wikipedia has a number of possibilities and other sites as well. There is an entire book devoted to health benefits. The caution to start with a very low dose that would be used in cooking as a spice is wise. With a slow increase you can to see how you personally respond. ...Read more

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What dosages do you take of cayenne pepper capsules to lose weight?

What dosages do you take of cayenne pepper capsules to lose weight?

Depends: There is no amount of cayenne pepper that will make one lose weight if the basics are not first addressed... eating right (cutting out added sugar, avoiding soybean oil, minimizing refined and processed foods), enough exercise, quality sleep, etc. Weight loss is a complex issue, and there is no one magic bullet for it. ...Read more

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Can cayenne pepper trigger an episode of svt?

Can cayenne pepper trigger an episode of svt?

Yes: Anything that can cause pain, anxiety and as a result increase adrenaline release can trigger an episode of svt. Some people are more prone to this than others and an individual can have a lot of variability in their own susceptibility. So you can have instances where you have the svt and have the same circumstances on another occaission fail to produce the same result. ...Read more

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Does cayenne pepper work to improve blood flow?

Does cayenne pepper work to improve blood flow?

Locally: It can increase local blood flow when applied topically. Of course this effect is temporary and has little or no bearing on systemic blood flow. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...Read more


Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

A condition in which you stop breathing during sleep. There are 2 main types. Obstructive the most common. Central the less common. When people speak about sleep apnea they usually refer to obstructive where you cannot breathe due to ...Read more