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Breathlessness on waking, swollen vessel in the opening of my gullet, weakness, lethargy. Treatment?

Hi, for years I have been waking during sleep gasping for breath. When I was 25 I was diagnosed with a swollen vessel in the opening to my gullet and I was told that because of gravity when I lay face down my gullet closes. I feel that me gasping for breath could be linked to something else as it doesn t matter what position I sleep I am continuously having this issue. 15 years on and some days I feel so irritable, down and just have no energy. Any thoughts?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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your problem indicates towards obstructive sleep apnea. You need to estimate your BMI, Get a sleep study (Polysomnography done), sleep endoscopy done. Consult a sleep centre for proper evaluationand treatment. Weight reduction will be helpful.

wish you an early recovery
Answered: Mon, 15 Jul 2013
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