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I am noticing a problem that has been lasting for a while now.

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I am noticing a problem that has been lasting for a while now. I am getting up at least 2 to 4 times in the middle of the night to go urinate, I wake up tired and I fall asleep and lose focus at work during the day. I notice I sometimes jump while seated at my chair, or fall asleep even while someone is speaking to me. My mouth and tongue have a soreness and dry feeling even tho I am constantly drinking water. I am 31 y/o 5'11 and overweight at 365lbs. Can anyone give me an insight as to what might be going on.

911DOC :

yes.

911DOC :

You are describing what is likely to be obstructive sleep apnea

911DOC :

you need to get with your doctor and tell him/her what you told me

Customer:

Does the apnea cause the urination too?

911DOC :

It can

911DOC :

can you open the link

Customer:

i am reading it yes

Customer:

so how can this be cured other than a weight loss

Customer:

i did not have this problem all my life

911DOC :

the answer

911DOC :

is that weight loss can cure it

911DOC :

but in the meantime you will need a sleep study to confirm the diagnosis

911DOC :

and if you have it, you will be provided with a CPAP machine... a device that allows you to breathe normally throughout the night so you can get restful sleep.

911DOC :

as you lose weight

911DOC :

you may be able to discontinue it's use

911DOC :

sleep apnea means that you wake up multiple times at night, but not enough to remember it

911DOC :

sometimes you come fully awake because you stop breathing

911DOC :

and your body startles you awake

911DOC :

and nocturia, nightime urination, is common with this

911DOC :

standing by

Customer:

yeah I notice that when i was 50lbs lighter i wasnt having this problem

Customer:

i always snored but never got up 4 times a night

911DOC :

I think it's a reasonable guess as to what is going on with you

911DOC :

and the CPAP can allow you the energy and restful sleep to start working on getting back in shape

Customer:

yes many of the symptoms i am suffering from

911DOC :

This IS the most likely cause of your problems, so I would not delay in seeking evaluation for this problem.

911DOC :

do you have any further questions for me on this subject?

911DOC :

are you there?

Customer:

yes thank you

Customer:

sorry I am at work

911DOC :

no worries, I am too

Customer:

I appreciate the info...this is what I guessed would be the issue

911DOC :

that reference is a good one

911DOC :

do you have any final questions for me?

Customer:

No i believe that is it...

Customer:

thank u so much

Customer:

i love this service for some peace of mind

911DOC :

good, I'm glad

911DOC :

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911DOC :

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