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A 18-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing snoring, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat) , shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, ...

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Weight or Esophogus: There are several possible causes of your problems, but the two most likely are a problem with the sphincter (muscle) that keeps your stomach contents where they belong (it can slide above your diaphragm, it can be weak, etc) OR a problem with pressure in your abdomen - which is usually excess weight (which snoring makes more likely). Exercise and mild weight loss will help. See your doc.

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Last updated Oct 7, 2017

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