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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hello Sir
User :   I have a snoring problem
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Ok
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let me help you?
User :   I am 26 years old
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   What is your Occupation?
User :   i am planning to take treatment
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May I know your height and weight?
User :   working as
Doctor :   Ok I shall help you in good advices
User :   169 cms and 68 kgs
User :   I am having snoring problem for past 7 years
User :   any treatment is there
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Ok
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Are your family members complaining about the problem?
User :   yes
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Since how long you have this problem?
User :   past seven years
User :   but last one year the sound is very high
Doctor :   Usually how many hours do you sleep per day?
User :   7 to 8 hrs in bed
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Do you feel that you have insufficient sleep in a day?
User :   some times
Doctor :   Do you wake up fresh from the bed or still feel drousy?
User :   fresh
Doctor :   Do you get up in the middle of the night uncomfortably?
User :   some times
User :   not usually
Doctor :   Ok
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Do you have allergies or asthma?
User :   no
User :   but i am working before computer
User :   i have so many stresses
User :   i have little bit BP
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Do you have frequent cold, cough and sore throat like more than once in 3 months
User :   no
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What is the current value on BP metre?
User :   130/80
User :   but i am taking medicined
User :   for past six months
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ok
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Do you exercise regularly?
User :   no
User :   i am going walking in night
User :   for 40 minutes
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What medicines do you take?
User :   nebicard 5 mg
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Is it the only drug
User :   yeah only in morning only
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Ok AAAAAAA I have to tell you few things about Snoring
User :   ok
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Problem of snoring is more frequent in males and overweight persons, and it usually grows worse with age
User :   ok
Doctor :   and 25 percent of adults are habitual snorers
User :   ok
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snoring means obstructed breathing
User :   ok
User :   ok
User :   i ahve a question
Doctor :   yes
User :   i read from one article heavy snoring will cause cardio vascular disease
User :   in future
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Look there are different causes of snoring
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If the person is overweight and have other risks like
User :   ok
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High Blood pressure
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then there is a risk of Heart disease
User :   mine is ok
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The causes of Obstructed airway are
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1) Poor muscle tone
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2) Excessive bulkiness of throat tissue
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3) Long soft palate
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4) Obstructed air ways
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because of allergies and infections
User :   ok
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So what to do now
User :   tell me
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1) Daily cardio exercise and Breathing exercise ( Pranayama) which helps in two ways
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reduces the BP and reduces the snoring because of improved space in the throat
User :   i am practicing pranayama daily
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2) Consult an ENT specialist who will examine if you have large Soft palate
User :   my bp is controlled only
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3) You can take CPAP machine and use it in the neight
User :   what is that
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so that the sound is not there
User :   ok
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Along with these
User :   i ahve one more question
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these tips are are useful
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Adopt a healthy and athletic lifestyle to develop good muscle tone and lose weight.
User :   i have a question
Doctor :   Avoid sleeping pills, and antihistamines before bedtime
User :   ok
Doctor :   Avoid alcohol for at least four hours and heavy meals or snacks for three hours before retiring.
Doctor :   regular sleeping patterns are also important
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Sleep on your side rather than your back
User :   ok
Doctor :   Tilt the head side of your bed upwards
User :   i want to know i am over weight
Doctor :   Actually you are not overweight
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but You have a sedantary life style
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which is losing muscle tone
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and there by the snoring problem
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Working out regularly will pull up the muscle tone
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and help in reducing the snoring
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Hello are you there?
User :   yes
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Did you follow what all I said till now
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Shall I proceed with your question about CPAP?
User :   ok
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CPAP is a machine used at home to treat this snoring problem
User :   ok
Doctor :   it works by delivering a stream of compressed air via a hose at the obstructed area of your

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throat
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so that they remain open all the time
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and do not produce all the sound
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It is simple to use
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and not at all cumbersome
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You can get your daily sleep
User :   ok
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It is just a simple box where you can carry whereever you go
User :   ok
User :   ok
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So this is an immediate option available for you to stop the snoring
User :   how cost it is approximately
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but long term solution is Exercise, Exercise and Exercise with regualr check
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withthe doctor
User :   ok
User :   ok
User :   i am going walkinh for 40 minutes
Doctor :  
Now consult your ENT doctor who will do a test called
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Polysomnogram
User :   is it sufficient
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which will detect if you have a Obstructive Sleep apnoea
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which is a risk factor for Heart disease
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Yes the time is good but regularity is more important
User :   ok
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atleast 4 to 5 days a week
User :   what is Obstructive Sleep apnoea
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with pranayama
User :   ok
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Did you follow what I said? Please get back to me in case of doubts
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   what is Obstructive Sleep apnoea
Doctor :   During sleep breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They often occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour.
Doctor :   Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound.
Doctor :   A person who has OSA often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep when the breathing pauses or becomes shallow.
Doctor :   results in poor sleep quality that makes you tired during the day.
Doctor :   this is one of the causes for excessive daytime sleepiness
User :   whather it can be treatable
Doctor :   Lifestyle changes with exercise, mouthpieces like CPAP, surgery etc can successfully treat sleep apnea in many people.

User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   done
Doctor :   Do you have any questions
User :   yeah
Doctor :  
Please continue
User :   i am taking bp tablets for last six months is ther any side affects
User :   in future
Doctor :  
The side effects of taking BP tablets are far less important than the benefits that you get taking them
User :   ok
User :   but my bp is contolled only
Doctor :   Good
User :   i have to stop the dos
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Please do not discontinue the BP tablets
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There is something called Rebound Hypertension if you stop the tablets
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Usually the BP medicines when started should be continued life long unless otherwise stopped by the doctor
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after thoroughly checked
User :   ok
User :   what is reboung hypertension
User :   shall i reduce the dose
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Reboound Hypertension is the increse in BP if you stop the tablets without thorough control of the BP
User :   of the tablet
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Nebicard is a cardioselective medicine
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so the minimum dose is 5 mg and this is effective
User :   cardioselective medicine means
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acts only at heart so less side effects on other things
User :   ok
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After stabilising the BP for over an year then the dose can be reduced
User :   ok
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Do you have any more questions?
User :   whether i can perfer any other tablets
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For ?
User :   Because my body is getting so much heat
User :   instead of nebicard
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I suggest you to speak with your physician about that
User :   ok
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He is a better person who is following your parametres
User :   ok
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There are other cardioselective medicines too
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which can be replaced
User :   no
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gradually
User :   ok
User :   done
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Ok I am here to help you all the time 24 /7
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in case of other doubts
User :   ok
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Please do not hesitate to approach me in case of any health related information in future
User :   ok
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You can see an ENT specialist
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in your city
User :   ok
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Which city are you in and see if I can suggest you one
User :   ok
User :  
User :   may i know ur name
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User :   Can u tell the ENT specialist\
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I do not have idea about but I can help you in Bangalore
User :   ok

User :   ok
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Doctor :   We also offer to fix up appointments
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with Doctors
User :   ok
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You can login to our website for this
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Ok
User :   ok
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I think we are done now
User :   done
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Thanks for consulting us.
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Bye for now
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Follow up with me after your visit to ENT
User :   ok bye thank u for ur valuable suggestions
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