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A 42-year-old member asked:

what can u do to treat orthopnea?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Find the cause: Orthopnea is shortness of breath when you lay flat. Treatment of this symptom always depends on finding a cause (ie fluid in the lungs, heart failure and dysfunction of the diaphragm). These causes are all treated differently.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

Who do you see for orthopnea?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
FP, IM, Cards or pul: Orthopnea is breathlessness that occurs specifically when lying down. The two conditions that should be considered are congestive heart failure and and advanced lung disease. You should be seen by a family practice doctor or internist or cardiologist or pulmonary specialist. (since you're using the medical term "orthopnea", i assume you've already seen one?

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Last updated Dec 8, 2013

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