Sleep Apnea, gout and psoriasis

by thatguy
(Va Beach, Va)

41 year old male.

I have sleep apnea, gout and psoriasis. The gout and psoriasis are usually in my right ankle and right big toe.

They are all related to being overweight. I've always had a challenge with my weight but in recent years my weight had ballooned to 270 pounds. Not bad if you're 6'5, but I'm 5'8".

It's a vicious cycle. Overweight = greater chance of sleep apnea, gout and psoriasis. Sleep apnea = a body in "crisis mode" which means holding onto every fat cell it can 'just in case'. Evolution is a bitch sometimes. Sleep apnea = tired, no desire to exercise = slow metabolism = fat = vicious cycle. Overweight = greater chance of gout and psoriasis. Life sucks at this point. Tired, grossly fat, a nasty skin rash and extremely painful right ankle from time to time = depression and life sucks.

I was treated for sleep apnea and now use a CPAP (Continous Positive Air Pressure) machine. Works great, but a CPAP treats the symptom not the dis-ease. I'm working out, losing weight and feeling much better. ACV wraps and ACV/honey/water are helping with the gout and psoriasis.

Goal is to maintain a healthy weight (about 180 pounds) and I'm well on my way.

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Apr 30, 2009
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"sleep apnea and gout"
by: Anonymous

Sleep apnea is certainly a cause of the obesity, depression, many more serious disorders, and now gout. Please refer to the article written by Burton Abrams published 1/5/2009 titled "Sleep Apnea as a Cause of Gout Flares" and you will understand that your CPAP therapy is truly your best defense to the gout. Keep researching and you'll find it also the best defense to diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression, and high blood pressure (to name a few...)

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