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Difficulty breathing during sleep, dryness in throat. Treatment ?

Hello doctor .actually my mother have a problem of difficulty of breathing during middle of her sleep.and she used to wake up suddendly after she is unable to breathe continuous and also before such shorthness of breath she also face sore throat as her throat becomes dry each time creating difficulty in breathing.her age is 45 yrs and also have some problem in throat during night time so please reccomend me the medicine and dygnosis and tretment of such problem and its cause.hope for your positive response.thank you!!!
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Some persons who report waking up suddenly during sleep due to difficulty breathing may have a condition called obstructive sleep apnoea.
Obstructive sleep apnoea is a condition where the airway can become blocked off during sleep causing the person to wake up.It is associated with day time sleepiness, restless sleep and snoring. It can also result in headaches, high blood pressure and trouble concentrating in the day. Diagnosis requires a sleep study.

It may be best to speak to your doctor who may perform a screening test to determine if sleep disorder is occurring, he or she may then (based on the results) refer your mother to a sleep specialist for further evaluation.
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Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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