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Snoring. Recommended nasal strips. What measures can I take to stop it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My Snoring became a problem for my family, due to which they are not able to sleep well, can you help me in this regard
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
Doctor:Also please specify your current weight and height?
User: Male, Age is 30
User:weight is 75, Hight 5.9"
Doctor:Do you have any nasal problems such as deviated nasal septum, tonsilitis?
Doctor:Do you wake up in the night with difficulty to breathe?
User:no nothing till date not even single time i admitted in hospital
User:i dont have nasal problem, my father is also fit but he too snore, till date i thought might be its genetic
Doctor:Have you seen any doctor to know what could be causing this snoring?
User:in a year 1 or 2 times i get cold& cough that all, hence i never consulted any doctor accept for viral fever, cought and cold
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Snoring occurs when the air passage is obstructed due to some reasons while sleeping.
Doctor:The obstruction could come from lax posterior nasal wall or due to pre-existing nasal condition.
Doctor:We will be able to treat you and eliminate snoring from your sleep, if we can be able to identify the cause of it.
Doctor:Often snoring is also related to weight.
Doctor:Therefore, the options I suggest you are:
Doctor:1. Use breathe easy nasal strips while sleep.
Doctor:They widen the nasal cavity and reduce the obstruction.
Doctor:2. Exercise and try to reduce another 5 kg weight.
Doctor:3. If problem persists, consult an ENT surgeon. Physical examination is needed to exclude other causes.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:will this snoring cause other health problems
Doctor:Apart from the disturbance it cause it has not known to cause other health problems.
Doctor:However as I said earlier, snoring is caused by various medical conditions including being overweight.
Doctor:Those primary conditions needs to be treated to avoid future complications.
Doctor:Therefore it is advisable to consult an ENT surgeon and learn about the exact cause for your snoring.
Doctor:Hope I am clear.
Doctor:Do you have any doubts?
User:thanks but still iam not clear
Doctor:Can I call you and clarify Fareed?
Doctor:If that is fine, can you confirm your phone number?
User:sure sir why not, my no is 0000
User:Thanks sir, very kind
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Hi Sir
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:My doughter age is 1.8 year normally she suffers with cought and cold can i give milk with horlicks etc, will it increases cought
User:no, just iam asking will these supliments like horlicks etc increases cough
User:along with milk
Doctor:You can give horlicks with milk
Doctor:No problem with it
User:ok thanks
Doctor:Thank you too
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