Sleep Apnea & Gastrointestinal Problems (Podcast 25)

A Surprising Link

In this podcast episode, Kathy and I will talk about links between various gastrointestinal issues and obstructive sleep apnea. We cover the following 5 surprising conditions: Irritable bowel syndrome Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis) Celiac disease (or gluten sensitivity) Colon cancer Acid reflux Download MP3 Subscribe Shownotes: Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the […]

Your Most Common Ear, Nose & Throat Questions (Podcast 023)

And How it Relates to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

In this podcast episode, Kathy puts me on the spot by asking unscripted questions about the most common questions I get asked regarding the ear, nose and throat. I will answer:   Should large tonsils always be removed? Do tonsils grow back after surgery? Do we need tonsils? / How can you fight infections if your take […]

A Surprising Reason Why You Get Cavities 

Heather is a middle aged woman who came to see me for snoring. She snored so loudly that her husband has to sleep in another room. She also noted that she gained over 100 pounds over the past 20 years working as a night shift nurse. She recently started working during the days, but found […]

Can Asthma Improve with Tonsillectomy?

Asthma is the third most common chronic disease amongst children, and the third most common reason for admission to the hospital. The CDC estimates that 7.1 million children suffer from this condition, costing over $50 billion a year. A new study from the University of Chicago found that children who undergo tonsillectomy had 37% reduced hospitalizations and […]

The Link Between Asthma, Reflux, and Mood Disorders

About one in 12 people in the US (about 25 million, or 8% of the population) had asthma in 2009. More than 1/2 of all adults and children with asthma had an attack in 2008. 185 children and 3,262 adults died from an asthma attack in 2007. These numbers are likely to be higher in […]