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Hypersomnia and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr. here
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   hi
User :   I am sleeping more than usual
Doctor :   ok
User :   could you pls help me in this issue
User :   I am not able to concentrate on my work
User :   I am getting tired even after doing nothing
Doctor :   what is your age?
User :   26
Doctor :   May i know your occupation ?
User :   I am a master degree student
User :   I am researching in the field of organic chemistry
Doctor :   ok, did you ever have any problems with respiration, ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any long term illneses ?
User :   no
User :   I am completly healthy
Doctor :   Are you on any medication for long term ?
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   Have you tried any measures for the problem ?
User :   no
Doctor :   How many hours of sleep you do pursue in 24 hours ?
User :   12 hrs
User :   if not 10 hrs
Doctor :   well 8 to 10 hours is normal
User :   I am neglecting my work
User :   due to this
Doctor :   Have you tried to keep you awake by having Coffee or tea ?
User :   and I always feeling sleepy
User :   yes, I do take coffee
Doctor :   does it help ?
User :   the problem is I sleep at night 12 and wake up at 1:00pm next day
User :   If I sleep
User :   I am not able to get up
User :   I am ignoring all my responsibilities and work
User :   and I feel guilt for that
Doctor :   i understand, but i do not see any pathology foe the sleep problem
Doctor :   but for the safer side get a PULMONARY function test PFT done
User :   How do they do it
Doctor :   one of the common cause of hypersomnia is low concentration of O2 in blood
User :   how can I overcome this
Doctor :   they will ask you to blow into a machine which records the pressure with which the air comes out , the amount ant the concentration of the gases i it
Doctor :   i advice to first confirm the problem
Doctor :   if the report says abnormal , visit a phonologist for the same
Doctor :   Sorry Pulmonologist *
Doctor :   he after examining you physically will be able to come out with tretment
User :   what might be the reason for the low concentration of oxygen in blood
Doctor :   Do not go for any consciousness altering drugs till then
User :   I am sorry, if I am asking too many questions
User :   do these things are related to thyroid??
Doctor :   the reason for low O2 are many commonest among would be asthama , bronchospasm either idiopathic or due to hypersensitivity or even due to central cause .. depression of the respiratory center in the brain due to stress and many other causes
Doctor :   Thyroid can be considered if its hypothyroidism
Doctor :   low thyroid levels do present with easy fatiguability and hypersomnia
User :   will physical exercise help without all these tests
Doctor :   may not . as you work more you get tired and need more sleep
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