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What Is The Difference Between Breathing Loudly And Snoring
Ask your partner: There may be no difference to your bed partner if it is keeping them up! snoring is usually caused by the palate and uvula vibrating in the back of your throat. Noisy breathing could be related to nasal issues like allergies, a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soft palate: Snoring is usually vibration of the soft palate. Trouble breathing could be due to obstruction at the soft palate, the base of the tongue, lower down in the trachea, higher up at the back of the nasal airway, due to growths, enlarged tonsils and adenoids or even due to lack of stimulation to breathe from the brain ( central obstruction). See a sleep specialist for proper evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for my almost 3 year old to snore loud and sometimes stop breathing for a few secs. Does not have cold and we have a humidifier running?
Uncommon & progresiv: If a kid is snoring at 3 it is likely to progress to a point where it causes sleep apnea even if it is not present now. T&a mass grows faster than the kid until ~8y. If your kid is grumpy, dozes a lot during the day & the pauses you mention last >10 sec, you have a problem now. Record the snoring pattern & seek out a consultation with an ent. The humidifier is unlikely to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are normal breathing sounds for 92 yo? All night long has gasps, lapses, loud breaths, not typical snoring. Never noisy before. Sleep apnea?
Could be sleep apnea: But you need to see a doctor. The internet is a great place to answer some questions like "what is "sleep apnea?" or "what is cheyne-stokes breathing?" the internet not a good place to get a diagnosis. That requires obtaining a complete history, a hands-on physical exam, maybe a sleep study or echocardiogram, etc., use the internet to get the questions to bring to your doctor, not the answers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was told i snore loud when i sleep but my husband recently told me that when i sleep i stop breathing and it scares him.. What are some health issues that is caused by this? I have shortness of breath, i'm 5'4, 330lbs, and this is another issue, emotion
Get it checked out!: Seek medical help to determine to cause of your snoring. Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home sleep test can provide all the information needed to determine if a potentially life threatening, life shortening condition of obstructive sleep apnea may be at play. Do it, it may save your life! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pls help, elderly gran 90yr old,develped loud snoring like breathing while awake,took drs said tongue frm bak of throat causing issue-pls help thx?
Airway...: It sounds like there is a partial upper airway obstruction. Are there any other symptoms, like fever, nasal congestion, etc.? Depending on the cause, treatment may include placing an airway (like a tracheostomy tube). But, it also depends on how aggressive your elderly relative would want since procedures would also pose high risks of morbidity/mortality. Good luck! ...Read more
Difficulty breathing I am over weight BMI is 40.0+ last i checked i've noticed when i lay in bed at night on my back i struggle to get my breath I have to roll on my side or stomach is this due to my overweight? I've also been snoring really loud and some
Yes: Having a bmi over 30 indicates higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea. At 40+ extremely high risk. Snoring is found in at least 80% of people with sleep apnea. You need to see a doctor about a sleep study and get treatment. Sleep apnea puts you are risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes and a host of other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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