House Call

Peter N. Landless

a board-certified nuclear cardiologist, is director of the Health Ministries department of the General Conference.

​Sleep Apnea

Treating the natural way

Q:My husband has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I am worried that this problem may be hereditary. We have gained weight since our college days (my husband is 30 pounds heavier than when he finished college). He is being fitted with a mask. Are there more natural treatments we could use?

A: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a generally underrecognized condition, largely because the characteristic features are often not reported to the treating physicians. OSA is usually found in overweight individuals, although abnormal anatomic variations of the breathing passage in the skull and airways may also be a cause. …

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