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I get really tired and bad wind especially when driving (not

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I get really tired and bad wind especially when driving (not because of heat) it can be on short or long jorneys
Sometimes happens when Iam not driving but mainily when i am
Kind regards Ian
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Hasan :

Hi, Thanks for your question. I'm Dr. Hasan and I'll try to help you.

Dr. Hasan :

Since how long this has been going on?

Customer:

Seems to be for a few years but has got more pronounced and more often in the last 3 months

Dr. Hasan :

By bad wind, you means flatulence?

Customer:

No I mean belching/burping

Dr. Hasan :

ok

Dr. Hasan :

Do you snore at night?

Dr. Hasan :

Your partner can tell this.

Customer:

So my wife says yes

Dr. Hasan :

Do you feel asleep sometime while sitting in a couch?

Customer:

I feel like I could easily but manage to stop myself as with the driving

Dr. Hasan :

Are you overweight?

Customer:

Not sure I weigh 87KG and am 5foot 10inch tall

Dr. Hasan :

So yes you are slightly overweight.

Dr. Hasan :

Do you feel bad taste in your mouth?

Dr. Hasan :

any upper abdominal pain?

Customer:

No dont think so

Dr. Hasan :

Thanks a lot for your input.

Dr. Hasan :

I am really sorry to hear about your problem.

Dr. Hasan :

As per symptoms the cause of your getting tired and fatigued specially while driving can be sleep apnea

Dr. Hasan :

This means that you are not getting enough oxygen while sleeping and that is why your sleep is not good and you get fatigued in day.

Dr. Hasan :

This is called sleep apnea.

Dr. Hasan :

This is quite common.

Dr. Hasan :

The other possibilities can be low thyroid hormone or hemoglobin levels.

Dr. Hasan :

The burping has certain causes including gall stones (least likely in your case) and acid reflux disease.

Dr. Hasan :

For apnea you need to see your doctor to get your thyroid and heamoglobin levels checked and later you may need a sleep study.

Dr. Hasan :

If that comes out to be the case, you can get CPap machine to maintain your oxygen level at night.

Dr. Hasan :

Weight reduction can help you a lot.

Dr. Hasan :

For burping, you should use over the counter available Capsule Omeprazole 40 mg once daily for 2 weeks and you will feel much better.

Dr. Hasan :

If it persist then get ultrasound abdomen done.

Dr. Hasan :

None of your symptoms indicate anything serious so please don't get stressed.

Dr. Hasan :

All this is treatable and you can be fine again.

Dr. Hasan :

Any question please?

Dr. Hasan :

I wish you good luck and that you get well soon. My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to help you always.