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Sore throat, snoring. Medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
User:Hi sir
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Dear Sir, I am suffering from Sore Throat from the last one month. I am not getting any pain from it but when I sleep my left side or right side nose (According to body sleeping posture) stops getting oxygen therefore some time I am facing snore. Request you to please help me on this.
User:my weight is 62kg and height is 6 fit (180 inc)
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:my age is 28 yrs
Doctor:Is your nose congested?
Doctor:Since when are you facing this problem?
Doctor:Is it only after the sore throat episode?
User:its going with me since 3-4 month
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:initially i was thinking that is a normal problem
Doctor:The symptoms you have could be caused by 2 pathologies.
User:Some one says that i should have some yoga "Anulom-Vilom" it would be effective
Doctor:1. Sleep apnea - here as one sleeps, because of inefficient central nervous system control (either to problems in the throat or some unknown factors of the brain) one starts to snore, becomes breathless and wakes up from sleep.
Doctor:These symptom appear irrespective of sleeping position.
Doctor:2. You may have a nasal pathology such as chronic rhinnitis, sinusitis, hypertrophied turbinate or deviated nasal septum.
Doctor:Such problems cause obstruction of one side of the nose and the subsequent symptoms.
Doctor:Change of position immprove the symptoms transiently, however the event recurs.
Doctor:It would be difficult to understand which of these pathologies is the cause of your problem without probing into your nose.
User:Some people says that it must be XXXXXXX cold. Is it true?
Doctor:Cold in medical terms refers to nasal congestion.
Doctor:if your nose is congested, it can explain your symptoms.
Doctor:In all probabilities the definite cause can be established after looking into your nose. ENT specialist can examine and tell you.
Doctor:As far as yoga is concerned, yes, a few pranayama's help in resolving the problem.
Doctor:as a physician, my knowledge with yoga is restricted. You can contact some yoga experts to learn the suitable yoga pranayamas.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Do u suggest any pranayam?
User:Not i never have any yoga/pranayam yet
Doctor:I am sorry, as a physician I do not practice yoga pranayamas. You should be able to get this detail from an yoga expert.
User:Ok thanks sir, can you please suggest any physician to whom i consult the same. & get treatment
Doctor:You will need to visit an ENT surgeon for thorough evaluation and treatment.
Doctor:I may be able to assist you if you can confirm me your location.
Doctor:We have 2 ENT surgeons registered with us on XXXXXXX The details of the doctors are as follows:
Doctor:If you wish we may be able to get an appointment from one of these doctors.
User:do you advise of medicine also
Doctor:Alternatively, I shall refer your request to the customer support team. They can call you to help you with a specific doctor.
User:Please provide their contact numbers so whenever i have time i XXXXXXX with them
User:Ok please refer my request, i m very thankful of you.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:as per the body index my weight is also very less i m 6 fit and having only 62 kg weight
User:is there any way thru which i can able to increase my weight
User:or the weight is okay for me?
User:i should not increase it. what you would like to suggest me?
User:due to It i looks slim.
Doctor:Your body weight is under normal limits. The ideal weight for you would be between 70 to 80 kg.
Doctor:I think you will benefit with a diet plan.
Doctor:You can request for a diet plan when the customer support team contacts you for appointment..
Doctor:Is there any other concerns?
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number.
User:no sir i m very thankful of you
User:my contact number is 0000
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:A customer support team will call you shortly for assistance.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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