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what can cause the feeling that i wake up and cannot breath

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
21 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: You may have some sleep disordered breathing. Do you snore? Has anyone ever noticed you seem to stop breathing at night at times and then rapidly reco ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Smoke inhalation??: Drug abuse including alcohol, smoking, secondary smoking or smoke inhalation, indigestion and peptic ulcer disease, heart disease and others -- please ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
PND/orthopnea: Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND) refers to waking up in middle of night short of breath. Orthopnea refers to inability to breathe when laying down. ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Maybe...: Sometimes people stop breathing during sleep. These are called apneas. It is normal to have five or less of these every hour of sleep. So, this episod ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sleep quality is: important. One POSSIBILITY is sleep apnea. If you have that you will be waking up throughout the night and not knowing it and not getting enough REM ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
It is possibly Anxiety: Please see a physician for a physical examination, especially concerning your lungs to make sure that you are not struggling with some form of asthma ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
He needs: to have upper GI endoscopy by a Board Certified Gastroenterologist to r/o strictures and GERD! Both these disorders can result in the symptoms which p ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
ALLERGIC RX: Yes aspartame can cause an allergic reaction /cough/sob. To confirm diagnosis see an allergist for testing
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Have your doctor refer you to a mental health specialist to help with your anxiety.
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