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Why do I keep yawning during the day ?

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Why do I keep yawning during the day ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.

Hello from JA

 

I am doctor Thomas, double board certified doctor, and I can certainly help you with this and any follow up questions.

 

Yawning can be from a number of causes, the most common being stress. Poor sleep at night can do it, and not snoring is not a sensitive indicator of what type of sleep problem you might have.

 

If there is indication, you need a sleep study.

 

Oddly enough, angina...heart disease can cause this symptoms.

 

Hidden lung problems.

 

So Even though it is benign in most cases, it should prompt a work up from your doctor, complete exam, EKG, routine labs, and consideration for a sleep study if indicated. OK. If you have further questions or details, use reply to expert. Otherwise please choose a positive rating . But, still come back if you need to…think of something later, etc. Bonuses are appreciated.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi, Thanks. However, as I requested initially which Doctor should I be consulting for the yawning problem ? I do not so far have any issues with my Cardio or BP or SUGAR or DIABETES.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Internal medicine initially.

If this then looks like a sleep problem, a sleep disorder specialist for a sleep study over night.

First heart and lung problems must be ruled out.
All routine labs should be done.
EKG and complete exam.
This is internal medicne/family medicine, etc.

OK. If you have further questions or details, use reply to expert.
Otherwise please choose a positive rating . But, still come back if you need to…think of something later, etc. Bonuses are appreciated.