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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 4 more doctor answers
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
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
Adenoids: I am assuming you mean while your child is awake. The most common reason for this would be enlarged adenoids and/or nasal congestion. It would be worthwhile to have your pediatrician take a look or be seen by an ENT that treats children to ensure there isnt something more concerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get investigated ...: OSA is a condition of intermittent upper airway collapse during sleep causing disordered breathing, disturbed sleep and daytime sleepiness. Symptoms include, impaired concentration and depression. OSA can cause Hypertension. Untreated, it increases risk of Heart Attack, Stroke and Motor Vehicle Accident. Diagnosis is confirmed by Sleep Specialist and Sleep Study. Treatment is with CPAP machine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
From my previous question.Usually when i snore sometimes i stop breathing then i wake up.What can I do to permenately stop my snoring?
My baby girl is 19 months. Is it normal for we to be snoring ? Should I do something about this ? Is this affecting her breathing ?
My 4yo is 2yrs post t&a surgeries and snores at nite. Her snores sound like she is breathing through water. What could be obstructing now?
Somtime i have shallow breathing lasting for 2 or 3 days, not always, but once in a month or 2 months.. i dont snore during night. no stress..
Diary: there may be a pattern of exposure that would be noticed perhaps if you keep a diary of when this happens, what you were doing, eating, exposed to, etc ...Read more
My daughter snores all thru out the day, and lately it seems to be happening during thecwake hours and I am very concerned for her breathing. ?
Maybe obstruction?: Snoring is definitely a common problem. Some people who snore also have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is when you stopped breathing during sleep. This is usually due to something preventing you from breathing. For children many times this is the large structure of the tonsils or adenoids. For adults this could be from weight, age, smoking or structural defects. A sleep specialist can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a snoring toddler always a warning sign? Or is it sometimes benign? He only snores 50% of the time& i haven't noticed any pauses in breathing.
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