Glossary

AUTO IMMUNE DISEASE:  Arises from abnormal immune response of the body

BMI:  
Body mass index. Based on the mass and height of an individual

CORTISOL:  
A steroid hormone in the glucocorticoid class. It is released in situations of stress and low blood sugar

CPAP:  Continuous positive airway…for sleep apnea

DIABETES TYPE 2 :  Chronic condition that affects the bodies ability to metabolize sugars

IMMUNITY:
 Resistance of an organism to infection or disease

PSI:
 Pound-force per square inch. It is a unit of pressure or stress

PTSD:
 Post traumatic stress disorder. Caused by a terrifying event or trauma

REM SLEEP:
 Rapid eye movement. Dream cycle of sleep. Reparative cycle of sleep

TINNITUS:  
“Ring” in the ear

TMD:
 Temporal mandibular dysfunction

TMJ:  
Temporal mandibular joint….jaw joint

VERTIGO:
 Dizziness perceived as a spinning motion, often with nausea and balance disorder

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