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CPAP #1: Scientists still don’t know exactly why we sleep, although sleep seems to be essential for our health. Obstructive sleep apnea is a silent killer osa is causing loss of gray matter in brain, effecting cognition, memory and blood pressure. CPAP treatment reduces strokes, myocardial infarction, systemic hypertension, improves gerd, improves erectile dysfunction. Cpap is a gold standard. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can the practice of asanas and pranayama cause something like a jarisch-herxheimer reaction...Some kind of detoxification reaction?
No: This is yoga. It won't make you sick if done right, though if you hyperventilate during pranayama you'll feel bad. The real jarisch-herxheimer reaction is to the newly-killed microbes in syphilis. When a charlatan's medicine makes you sick, they'll call it "jh" rather than acknowledge the truth. Get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner for reliable guidance here. ...Read more
Breathing: As long as my patient doesn't strain or forcefully blow his nose, I have them return to Pranayama. ...Read more
Of course not: This is yoga deep breathing. If anyone has told you that this will either promote or prevent cancer, simply ignore that person. There is nothing "spiritual" about believing non-evidence based superstitions from a prescientific age. You may however find much help from yoga's system of concentration, focus, and especially the ethics of contentment and service to others. ...Read more
I have mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation. Everything else normal Can I do kapalbhati pranayama daily for 30 minutes?
Mitral prolapse: Mild mitral prolapse with trivial valvular regurgitation (leaking) is unlikely to cause any future health problems. No specific treatment would be required, and no limitations on exercise or other activities would be prescribed based on this finding. Kapalbhati pranayama and other yoga practices are fine. This cardiac finding would not stop you from training to run a marathon if you wanted. ...Read more
I have mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation. Can I do kapalbhati pranayama for 30 minutes daily in morning on empty stomach?
It should not be: a problem for your cardiac status but confirming this with your health care professional would be advisable since there may be things he/she knows about your health that you have not revealed here. ...Read more
Body and mind : The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also called self-transcendence or enlightenment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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