Items Tagged ‘sleep apnea’

Ask the Doctors - A thank you to readers, plus a tip to combat sleep apnea

July 23, 2018

Ask the Doctors – A thank you to readers, plus a tip to combat sleep apnea

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Readers: When we first began writing this column, we wondered how we would know if it was reaching anyone. The answer came almost immediately, via your letters, all of which are read. It has been heartwarming to learn that we have helped many of you, delightful to discover how studious and curious you are […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, sleep apnea, sleep apnea tip


Ask the Doctors - My wife's uncle seems to sleep all day. Is this normal?

March 10, 2018

Ask the Doctors – My wife’s uncle seems to sleep all day. Is this normal?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My wife’s uncle, who lives with us, is 76 and obese. I have noticed he sleeps an awful lot — to me, anyway. He sleeps approximately five or six hours a night and then later while sitting on the couch. He frequently takes afternoon naps or will fall asleep while reading and will […]

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Tags: abnormal heart rhythms, afternoon naps, breathing sounds, continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP, deep sleep, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, geriatrics, heart, heart attacks, male


Understanding sleep apnea in children

May 13, 2017

Understanding sleep apnea in children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Does your child snore loudly and frequently, sleep in unusual positions and have problems paying attention in school? If so, you may want to talk to your pediatrician about sleep apnea. This condition is caused by a partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway that briefly stops breathing during sleep, interrupting your child’s rest. […]

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Tags: adenoids, asthma, childhood obesity, children snoring, exercise, gastroesophageal reflux disease, healthy diet, mouth guard, peds pulmonology, polysomnogram, sleep apnea, sleep apnea in children


Women's Heart Month: Are you at risk for heart disease?

February 22, 2017

Women’s Heart Month: Are you at risk for heart disease?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Seeing red? February is Women’s Heart Month, and each year women around the country wear scarlet to raise awareness of the risk heart disease poses for women. Heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, causing one of every three deaths, according to the American Heart Association. Yet, experts say, many […]

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Tags: abnormal heart rhythms, alcohol consumption, atherosclerosis, blood pressure, blood sugar, chest pain, cigarette smoking, diabetes, Dr. Karol Watson, fluttering heartbeat, healthy weight, heart attack


How obesity can affect a woman's ability to conceive

December 28, 2016

How obesity can affect a woman’s ability to conceive

By uclahealth uclahealth

You’ve likely heard about the health issues caused by obesity. It raises your risk for heart disease and diabetes, increases your blood pressure and makes it difficult to do everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs. For women specifically, obesity also may be a contributing factor in infertility. If you are overweight and having […]

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Tags: activities, bariatric surgery, blood pressure, BMI, body mass index, conceive, diabetes, Dr. Yijun Chen, excess weight, fertility, gestational diabetes, heart disease


October 19, 2016

My health has gotten so amazing with the weight loss

By uclahealth uclahealth

Cari’s Story Total Lost: 95 pounds* I couldn’t fully enjoy my daughter due to my weight. I couldn’t teach her the outdoor activities I used to love. I felt like I wasn’t a good mom to her because I couldn’t be active, I couldn’t do things, I couldn’t run around with her… [Today] I eat […]

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Tags: asthma, back problems, bariatric, bariatric surgery, eating habits, exercise, gastric bypass, loss weight, obesity, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleep apnea


October 17, 2016

My bariatric surgery was the best thing I have ever done for myself

By uclahealth uclahealth

Janet’s Story Total Lost: 86 pounds* My bariatric surgery was the best thing I have ever done for myself. My health is vibrant, my energy more than doubled. I feel great, and I’m having a great life. Janet knew that her life was at risk if she didn’t make a change. She had severe apnea […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, chronic bronchitis, exercise, fibromyalgia, gastric bypass, loss weight, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleep apnea, weight loss


October 12, 2016

Since my surgery, I’ve gone on hikes, I’ve gone to the beach, I’ve gone kayaking, and all that makes me really happy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Virginia’s Story Total Lost: 100 pounds* “There were things I had done when I was younger, like horseback riding, that I couldn’t do because I couldn’t lift myself up into the saddle. Since my surgery, I have done it. I’ve gone on hikes. I’ve gone to the beach. I’ve gone kayaking, and all that makes […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, dieting, exercise, gastric bypass, gastric-bypass surgery, loss weight, patient story, physical rehabilitation, sleep apnea, weight loss


If I had to do it all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat

September 30, 2016

If I had to do it all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat

By uclahealth uclahealth

                              Sheena’s Story Total Lost: 75 pounds* My weight gain began college in 2001. After graduation no matter what I did or how I ate I couldn’t seem to get my weight under control. I worked out often and tried to […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, COMET, Dr. Erik Dutson, genetic issue, health issues, overweight, sleep apnea, weight, weight gain, weight loss, weight loss surgery


I am truly thankful to Dr. Chen and the COMET team for putting the biggest smile on my face!

September 30, 2016

I am truly thankful to Dr. Chen and the COMET team for putting the biggest smile on my face!

By uclahealth uclahealth

                              Monica’s Story Total Lost: 57 pounds (in the first 6 months)* I battled with being overweight since I was 10 years old. I was always teased, I became withdrawn, and so food and chocolate became a great comfort for me at […]

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Tags: Atkins, bariatric surgery, COMET, depression, diet, Dr. Manali Shendrikar, Dr. Yijun Chen, exercise, Fen-Phen, Jenny Craig, overweight, sleep apnea