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Are sleep apnea, trouble breathing awake and asleep and GERD part of pure autonomic falure or multiple system atrophy? Thanks.

Are sleep apnea, trouble breathing awake and asleep and GERD part of pure autonomic falure or multiple system atrophy? Thanks.

The diseases : You are referring to are rare whereas the other items not necessarily. Talk to your physician & get answers. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Does the provent system work for sleep apnea?

Does the provent system work for sleep apnea?

Yes: Nasal valves (provent) can be effective for sleep apnea especially in patients unable to tolerate cpap. It tends to work best for mild or moderate patients. ...Read more

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Does health a2z sleep aid work?

Depends : The active ingredient that makes you "sleep better" is Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Benadryl is an anti-histamine, with a known side-effect profile of causing sedation/sleepiness. ...Read more

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18, 6/7 hrs restless sleep a night wake up breathless anxiety. sleep deprived 3 yrs, mostly go to sleep after 12am. Health effects? cancer cause?

18, 6/7 hrs restless sleep a night wake up breathless anxiety. sleep deprived 3 yrs, mostly go to sleep after 12am. Health effects? cancer cause?

You might consider: asking for a SLEEP STUDY which your PCP (Primary Care Provider) can arrange! There is no CANCER risk! However poor sleep can result in many other issues and should NOT be ignored! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is the immune system effective at combating a viral cold?

Is the immune system effective at combating a viral cold?

Depends.: The cold virus mutates a lot and thus developing an effective immune response to it is always a catch up affairs. The easiest way to combat it is to keep your hands clean and use soap and water or a hand sanitizer after touching any shared areas with the public. ...Read more

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Does being paralyzed in a wheel chair effect your immune system?

Does being paralyzed in a wheel chair effect your immune system?

Mo: Being confined to a wheelchair does not affect your immune system. Any immune system problems are separate. If you are confined by a problem that affects your kidneys or skin breakdown, that is not due to a defective immune system. There is excellent rehabilitation available as you probably know. ...Read more

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How does immune system work in intestine nematode infection?

How does immune system work in intestine nematode infection?

Intriguing: We don't know how or why infection with nematodes minimizes the chance of developing autoimune diseases such as crohn's or ulcerative colitis. Preliminary research indicates an interacton between t-helper cells (part of immune system) and nematodes. More research is underway. ...Read more

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Im in menopause, take lamictal &wake up at 4, can't get back to sleep. I've practiced sleep hygiene, natural remedies &xanax. Would Ambien (zolpidem) work?

Im in menopause, take lamictal &wake up at 4, can't get back to sleep.  I've practiced sleep hygiene, natural remedies &xanax.  Would Ambien (zolpidem) work?

Bioidentical hormone: Menopause symptoms are caused by Estradiol and Progesterone deficiency. The best and most natural way to treat menopausal symptoms is by replacing those actual hormones. Bioidentical Estradiol and Progesterone are identical in molecular structure to hormones the body (the ovaries) used to produce before menopause. ...Read more

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How does the lymphatic system work together with the circulatory system to fight infection?

How does the lymphatic system work together with the circulatory system to fight infection?

Lymph nodes: Latin lympha "water goddess" - lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream, where it is recirculated back to the tissues.Tissues with lymphedema are at risk of infection and ulcer. The lymph reaches the lymph nodes where infection and cancer cells are seperated and processed by the body. ...Read more

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How can the immune system attack invaders like mites.?

Mites: I will answer in regards to dust mites, because you did not specifiy what mites you are asking about. Dust mites do not invide the body but some individuals become allergic to their fecal material. The body produces ige to it and a cascade of imunological events occurs that causes symptoms of nasal allergies, asthma and eczema. ...Read more

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What functions do the cardiovascular system and respiratory system share?

What functions do the cardiovascular system and respiratory system share?

Gas exchange: The heart and lungs work together is a carefully coordinated team to pick up oxygen from the lungs, deliver it to the tissues, and then take the waste products from those tissues and return it to the lungs where they are expelled as carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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If I use sleep aids to sleep more, will this boost my immune system?

If I use sleep aids to sleep more, will this boost my immune system?

Maybe: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. If you get better sleep with your sleep aid this could be helpful to your immune syst. ...Read more

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Can't keep eyelids open at various times during the day. Central sleep apnea treated with vpap. Don't feel tired. 6.25 mg Ambien (zolpidem) cr. Apnea related?

Can't keep eyelids open at various times during the day. Central sleep apnea treated with vpap. Don't feel tired. 6.25 mg Ambien (zolpidem) cr. Apnea related?

Tiredness: May want to repeat the sleep apnea test and see if there is over treatment or under treatment may want to do mwt or mslt to rule out other sleep disorders also, rule out medical conditions, psychiatric conditions, sleep hygiene etc. ...Read more

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How likely is for someone who's 24, active, fit and healthy to have sleep apnea? (gasping for air in sleep, brain fog, memory & concentration issues)

How likely is for someone who's 24, active, fit and healthy to have sleep apnea? (gasping for air in sleep, brain fog, memory & concentration issues)

Sleep apnea: It's not very likely but certainly possible. Sometimes it happens not because of being overweight but rather because of the anatomy of your jaw and throat. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause your immune system to not work well vs fighting off a sickness?

Can allergies cause your immune system to not work well vs fighting off a sickness?

Allergy: By itself means over reactive immune system, fighting agents in some individuals considered by other individuals as harmless. The reaction(s) cause the symptoms of allergy. That doesn't weaken the immune system nor its ability to fight infection, rather a different process, hope this clarifies your query ...Read more

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Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?

Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?

Not sure why: You fall asleep at 6 pm because you get up at 304 am. You would benefit form seeing your doc and or a sleep specialist. You may have food allergies. I would also consult an acupuncturist. You are clearly imbalanced and they offer a whole other dimension of care that is very helpful. ...Read more

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Can the body's immune system fight off a kidney infection? Just curious.

Can the body's immune system fight off a kidney infection? Just curious.

Need clarification: If you're talking about pyelonephritis, an actual kidney infection, then antibiotic use is absolutely essential to management. If you're talking about a urinary tract infection like what most people get, then it depends. Asymptomatic women don't need to be treated but asymptomatic men should. Both symptomatic men and women should get treated. ...Read more

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