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I HAVE BEEN HAVING AN INVOLUNTARY GASP FOR AIR RECENTLY OCCASIONALLY

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I HAVE BEEN HAVING AN INVOLUNTARY GASP FOR AIR RECENTLY OCCASIONALLY WHILE SLEEPING AND SOMETIMES AWAKE. I DO HAVE ASTHMA BUT AGAIN ONLY SPORADIC EPISODE. ONLY OTHER POSSIBILITY HIATAL HERNIA BUT I HAVE HAD THIS FOR YEARS AND NEVER THE GASPING
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Singh replied 8 years ago.
Hello,

Do you get only a single gasp or do the symptoms continue for some time?

Does it often awakes you from sleep?

Approximately how many times in a week do you get this?

Any coughing or chest pain?

Thanks.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
IT IS ONLY A SINGLE GASP AND IT DOES AWAKEN ME SOMETIMES. I ESTIMATE 9 OR 10 TIMES A WEEK BUT IT STARTED OUT ONLY A FEW TIMES A WEEK NO COUGHING OR CHEST PAIN
Expert:  Dr. Singh replied 8 years ago.
I think that your symptoms demand an evaluation to rule out any obstruction in the respiratory tract. Many times an enlarged tonsil or a gland can cause these symptoms. Another possibility is airway spasm, which is more common in people with asthma. And because these symptoms also occur during sleep, I would advise that you see your physician sooner than later.

Regards.
Dr Singh
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