Dr Narinder Singh
Although I’m aged 85 and am otherwise remarkably fit and well, I’ve got these four problems.
(1) When I wake up, even after being asleep for only half an hour, my mouth is so dry it almost hurts – I have to rinse it out with water straight away to get relief. One of my concerns is that this may be what’s causing me to wake up at night every 60 to 90 minutes – although admittedly, once I’ve rinsed my mouth out I usually go straight back to sleep.
(2) I have difficulty in swallowing anything of any size at all, things often get stuck on my throat – my throat seems to be getting smaller and smaller.
(3) Although I don’t have any problems with phlegm during the day, as soon as I lie down there’s usually so much phlegm in my throat that I often have to try to clear it up to 10 to 15 times before I can get to sleep.
(4) There seems to be an area in my throat which gets irritated, particularly by some foods, causing me to cough and cough and cough.
Is helping people with one or more of these problems within you areas of expertise?
I would be most grateful to hear from you.