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Children die from OSA Obstructed Sleep Apnea

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  • Posted By: armyranger
  • July 2, 2007
  • 09:48 PM

When I returned home from Iraq in 2004 I observed my child with signs of OSA. Obstructed Sleep Apnea. Three years later and more than eight trips to the emergency room to include at least six trips to the Primary care doctor in 2006 my son still struggles to breath.

In 2007 and most resently in the last eight weeks my son has had OSA, fever, ear infections, allergies, Bronchitus and aggressive disorders from the lack of sleep. His Primary care doctors are simply missing the boat.

The ASAA America Sleep Apnea Association has done studies on Primary care physicians and their lack of knowlegde to identify and treat OSA in its early stages.

I have a video that shows how horrific it is for a child to have OSA. This desease has severe long term affects and prevents a child from natural growth.

If you know people who have this issue have them contact me and lets spear head this to the Washington DC White House. Many children are said to have HTD and in many cases it is OSA which causes many health issues to include diabetes.

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  • ArmyRanger,First of all, I would like to THANK YOU for your service to our country, and I am sorry to hear of your son's illnesses. I have a few questions concerning your son. Does he only have breathing difficulties when he is sleeping? Does he breath normally during the day? Does he have any asthma symptoms? Cough? You mentioned allergies, bronchitis, ear infections, and other upper respiratory problems he has been experiencing. What foods does he eat? Does he eat any dairy? He may have a food allergy/intolerance causing his symptoms. Food allergies are very common in young children, and can cause debilitating symptoms. Also consider his room - where does he sleep? Please consider a form of treatment called NAET - Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique. I think this would be very helpful for your son. IMO, Western allergy testing is not accurate, and Western allergy treatments don't get to the root cause of an allergy - NAET does, and the treatment is noninvasive and very effective. www.naet.com for more info. Obstructive Sleep Apnea sounds awful, but have you been told what the CAUSE of this disorder is? Unless you get to the cause, then I can't see how it can be properly treated. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, friend first of all, thanks to discus about a good topic. Many people have not much knowledge regarding these dieses. Interventions for OSAS in children are varied and often multidisciplinary. However, as per my thinking it is necessary to alleviate both immediate and long-term health consequences. Behavioral and physical health as well as learning may be affected. In general, there is no "easy fix."
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, friend first of all, thanks to discus about a good topic. Many people have not much knowledge regarding these dieses. Interventions for OSAS in children are varied and often multidisciplinary. However, as per my thinking it is necessary to alleviate both immediate and long-term health consequences. Behavioral and physical health as well as learning may be affected. In general, there is no "easy fix."
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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