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A 20-year-old male asked:

Read about orthopnea. not that i have dyspnea when lying flat, but i feel much more comfortable breathing sitted up. is this normal?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Orthopnea: For many people the mechanics of breathing require less work when standing or sitting uptight. Normals can possibly feel this. People with impaired breathing feel this more.
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