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A 39-year-old female asked:

i have eposides of disturbed sleep, waking up and gasping for air. please advise what is the cause and treatment for this.

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Sounds like: Classic SLEEP APNEA Ask your PCP for a possible sleep study Hope this helps! DrZ
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. Z: If you are overweight, you need to lose weight, easier said than done. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.

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