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A 42-year-old female asked:

how much can body position change pulmonary pressure? standing? sitting? reclining? lying completely flat?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Why do you ask?: Movement and position affects many of the body'[s actions. Blood pressure, circulation, respiration, pulmonary pressure, digestion. How much depends on each person and their state of health & what meds they may be taking, etc., If you have lung disease, it will affect pulmonary pressure in any position and in varying degrees depending on severity. What are you worried about specifically?

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