Obstructive sleep apnoea produces major acute haemodynamic changes and causal relationships with arterial hypertension and cardiovascular morbidity have been proposed.(1) Autonomic dysfunction has been independently associated with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and while autonomic abnormalities are generally considered to be secondary to OSA, it is also felt that autonomic dysfunction may also contribute to OSA.Continue reading “Dysautonomia and sleep apnoea”
One of the safest aspects about modern medicine is its conservatism, and the need to work within accepted and proven guidelines. It is a safeguard against enthusiastic or entrepreneurial management, and usually protects against unsafe and dangerous practices. This discussion document does not follow mainstream evidence-based medicine and as such, it must be read andContinue reading “Joining the dots in POTS, Migraine and Fibromyalgia”
My Journey Around 20 years ago, I was fortunate to meet, and later work with, one of the great pioneers in food related disease, the allergist Dr Mervyn Garrett. For decades, he has been able to prove the relationship between types of food to diseases such as eczema, irritable bowel, colic, reflux, and many more.Continue reading “My Journey”
Aortic root and arch dilatation. Preliminary studies suggest a link between aortic root and arch dilatation with thoracic outlet vein compression, the MTHFR mutation, as well as hypermobility syndromes. At present we are investigating the hypothesis that catecholamine and/or inflammatory responses and baroreceptor signaling from vascular compression syndromes, particularly thoracic outlet syndrome are responsible forContinue reading “Aortic root and arch dilation”
Migraine remains a poorly understood disease, and with this the management traditionally is frequently unsatisfactory. Migraine headaches are characterized by a throbbing or pounding pain, and are classically located on one side of the head, although they can occur all over.