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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes breathing difficulty and nose congestion?

I have a hard time breathing when I lay down. Stuffy nose and it is in the upper respiratory! I feel drained, tired and find myself falling asleep anywhere, and anytime I sit down. Is this some sort of sleep apnea. This has been going on for 3 months.
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
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Hello welcome to the health care magic

In viral infection drowsiness can occur because of release of cytokines.

But as you are having this problem since 3 month cause needs to be ruled out.

Causes can be narcolepsy, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism etc

For that detail clinical history taken and investigation done according to need

Initially PS examination and serum TSH can be estimated

Take care

Hope your concern solved
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