Narcolepsy and Your Diet

Learn about the link between narcolepsy and obesity, best foods for narcolepsy, how and when to eat, and if a low-carb or keto diet helps with symptoms.
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The objective of this study is to describe the quality of life in a sample of patients with narcolepsy, and the influence of the nutritional status in health domains. Methods: At Unifesp, two groups of 33 patients (narcolepsy types 1 and 2 meeting 2014 criteria, concerning hypocretin-1) and 33 controls without sleepiness, matched by age and sex, filled out the SF-36. Results: Narcolepsy groups, regardless of their nutritional status, had significantly lower scores in all domains, compared to controls, mainly in Role-physical, Role-emotional, and Energy/Fatigue. Role-physical score was lower in type 1 than in type 2 and con...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We examined a total of 3600 nights, recorded using actigraphy in participants belonging to the following groups: primary insomnia (731 nights); narcolepsy type 1 (1069 nights); attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (152 nights in children and 239 in adults); severe obesity (232 nights); essential hypertension (226 nights); menopause (143 nights); healthy controls (808 nights). In a naturalistic activity-based PM task, each participant originally wore an actigraph around the non-dominant wrist and was requested to push the event-marker button at two specific times of day: bedtime (activity 1) and get-up time (activity 2)...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Hypogonadism as a cause of depression, daytime sleepiness, and flushing is often missed in young males. Our case report highlights the importance of screening for hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and its treatment in symptomatic men with severe obesity, especially if they have depression, excessive sleepiness, and narcolepsy. AbstractHypogonadism as a cause of depression, daytime sleepiness, and flushing is often missed in young males. Our case report highlights the importance of screening for hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and its treatment in symptomatic men with severe obesity, especially if they have depression, excessive ...
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: At time of NC diagnosis, children have more frequent obesity, night eating, parasomnia, sleep talking, drunkenness, and ADHD symptoms than adults, even if sleepiness and cataplexy do not differ. These differences should be considered to ensure a prompt diagnosis. PMID: 32761857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: CNS Neurosci Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This paper describes the experience of narcolepsy in children and young people in Ireland from 2006 - 2017 at the national tertiary referral centre. Narcolepsy in children and young people in Ireland carries a significant burden of illness, with impact on participation in education as well as physical and mental health. Symptoms can be refractory to medical treatment. Referral to tertiary centres for prompt treatment and multidisciplinary input is essential. PMID: 32807682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Eur J Paediatr Neurol Source Type: research
This study supports a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment of mild OSA. While all people with mild OSA may not need to be treated with CPAP, there are patients who can greatly benefit from it. Treatments may be trial and error until you and your doctor get it right When sleep apnea is mild, treatment recommendations are less clear-cut, and should be determined based on the severity of your symptoms, your preferences, and other co-occurring health problems. Working in conjunction with your doctor, you can try a stepwise approach — if one treatment doesn’t work, you can stop that and try an alternat...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Ear, nose, and throat Sleep Tests and procedures Source Type: blogs
Abstract Amphetamine (AMPH), mainly used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy, has weight loss properties, although with detrimental cardiovascular effects. In this issue, Mahú et al. (2020) describe the effect of a new derivative of AMPH, "PEGyAMPH," a brain-spared anti-obesity drug that alters sympathetic activity without cardiovascular side effects. PMID: 32492388 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cell Metabolism - Category: Cytology Authors: Tags: Cell Metab Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study describes the prevalence and associated predictors of hypersomnia for patients with craniopharyngioma after surgical resection. HI was predictive of narcolepsy diagnosis, and a higher body mass index z-score was associated with hypersomnia due to medical condition and narcolepsy. We recommend that sleep assessment and intervention begin after surgical resection, especially in overweight or obese patients and those with extensive tumors.
Source: Journal of Neuro-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Narcolepsy type 1 is a neurological sleep-wake disorder caused by the destruction of orexin (hypocretin)-producing neurons. These neurons are particularly located in the lateral hypothalamus and have widespread projections throughout the brain, where they are involved, e.g., in the regulation of the sleep-wake cycle and appetite. Interestingly, a higher prevalence of obesity has been reported in patients with narcolepsy type 1 compared to healthy controls, despite a normal to decreased food intake and comparable physical activity. This suggests the involvement of tissues implicated in total energy expenditure, including sk...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Abstract Although it has been initially synthesized for therapeutic purposes and currently FDA-approved and prescribed for obesity, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy and depression, methamphetamine became a recreational drug that is nowadays massively manufactured illegally. Because it is a powerful and extremely addictive psychotropic agent, its abuse has turned out to become a major health problem worldwide. Importantly, the numerous effects triggered by this drug induce neurotoxicity in the brain ultimately leading to serious neurological impairments, tissue damage and neuropsychological dist...
Source: Ageing Research Reviews - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Ageing Res Rev Source Type: research
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