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Sleep apnoea and pauses in breathing

Pauses or interruptions in breathing, also known as sleep apnoea, is due to the weakening of the throat and upper airway muscles. What happens when the muscles are weakened is that they are not able to stay open, but collapse and block the airway.

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Snoring – Causes and solutions to stop snoring

Snoring is something that, directly or indirectly, affects the majority of us – and it is a common condition. Perhaps you don’t snore yourself, but your partner does – which disturbs a good night’s sleep for both of you.

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Feeling of a lump in the throat when swallowing

Feeling pressure or an uncomfortable feeling of a lump in the throat is an unpleasant experience that can cause worry and anxiety. Some people are afraid that food will get stuck when swallowing. We explain common causes and effective treatment on this page.

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Acid reflux – Symptoms and treatment

Typical symptoms associated with acid reflux (GERD) include heartburn. It happens when the stomach slides up through the diaphragm so that gastric juice leaks into the esophagus. We explain why you get reflux and how to treat the root cause.

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Oesophagitis – Oesophageal catarrh

Common symptoms of oesophagitis, inflammation of the oesophagus, are acid reflux and heartburn caused by a hiatal hernia. In this article, we explain the underlying causes, how to get relief and treatment.

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Problems with belching or gas

Problems with belching or a bloated stomach can be symptoms of an oversensitivity or allergy to certain foods, upset food digestion, or bacteria. Or due to an excessive number of swallows due to a Hiatus hernia.

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