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What does breathlessness on lying down indicate in a known cardiac patient taking beta blockers and diuretics?

What does breathlessness on lying down indicate in a known cardiac patient taking beta blockers and diuretics?

Fluid overload: The term for this is orthopnea. It can be a sign of fluid overload. It can be confirmed by an examination by the doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


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Why does the chest pain got worse when laying down and relieved when putting 2 pillow.Also help reduce breathlessness?

Why does the chest pain got worse when laying down and relieved when putting 2 pillow.Also help reduce breathlessness?

Cp: Depending on your condition of breathlessness what you describe as needing to elevate the head of the bed may be orthopnea. If is pain typically pericarditis will improve sitting forward and worsen upon recumbency. ...Read more

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I have autonomic dysfunction causing severe rapid resting heartbeat breathlessness , what medication is useful to slow this all down ?

I have autonomic dysfunction causing severe  rapid resting heartbeat breathlessness  , what medication is useful  to slow this all down   ?

What's diagnosis?: It would help to discuss the diagnosis first. If you have low blood pressure, your heart rate may simply be trying to adapt. If you used something to lower your heart rate in such a case it would cause you to faint! ...Read more

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For the last year when I wake up or exercise I feel really exhausted and can feel really run down, I also have constant bloating and breathlessness?

For the last year when I wake up or exercise I feel really exhausted and can feel really run down, I also have constant bloating and breathlessness?

See a doc : There are several possible explanations but you will need an in person evaluation to find and treat the cause of this ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause breathlessness, nausea and irritability? I laid down almost 1 hr after dinner. Could it be possible?

Does acid reflux cause breathlessness, nausea and irritability? I laid down almost 1 hr after dinner. Could it be possible?

Possibly: Acid reflux can certainly be a problem in people with reactive airways (such as asthma)--causing increased shortness of breath. Irritability could be due to the breathlessness. Nausea could be related or unrelated, and could worsen the reflux, making everything else worse in turn. If you are breathless, you should consider prompt evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Breathlessness age 19 no other symptoms?

Breathlessness age 19 no other symptoms?

Get a physical: exam and breathing tests from your doctor. If it is negative then it is probably due to anxiety. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sudden breathlessness?

What is the cause of sudden breathlessness?

many causes: Blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism); heart attack (myocardial infarction), collapses lung (pneumothorax), asthma attack (bronchospasm), fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) or around the heart (tamponade) - just to name a few. ...Read more

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What does breathlessness feel like? Is it painful?

Breathless: If you want to feel what its like get a straw and try to breath through it while pinching your nose shut. That will simulate extreme respiratory difficulty for you. ...Read more