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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Orthopnea

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Short Of Breath On Lying Flat (Definition)

Orthopnea is a symptom in which one has difficulty breathing when lying flat. It is most commonly a ...Read more


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Who do you see for orthopnea?

Who do you see for orthopnea?

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? ...Read more

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What can u do to treat orthopnea?

What can u do to treat orthopnea?

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. ...Read more

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Read about orthopnea. Not that I have dyspnea when lying flat, but I feel much more comfortable breathing sitted up. Is this normal?

Read about orthopnea. Not that I have dyspnea when lying flat, but I feel much more comfortable breathing sitted up. Is this normal?

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. ...Read more

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Experiencing dull upper chest and upper back pain with orthopnea.?

Experiencing dull upper chest and upper back pain with orthopnea.?

See a Doc: If you are having such symptoms, you could be having symptoms of congestive heart failure. You should see your doctor asap or go to an er if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Gradual sob on exertion (x 2 mo). Discomfort in luq/chest c insp wheeze l lat base & increased orthopnea. Afebrile. Infequent dry cough. O2 sat 99% ra?

Gradual sob on exertion (x 2 mo). Discomfort in luq/chest c insp wheeze l lat base & increased orthopnea. Afebrile. Infequent dry cough. O2 sat 99% ra?

Get examined: Anytime you are getting more short of breath and particularly with wheezing you should have a better examination by your doctor. This could simply be asthma but you need further evaluation to rule out other medical concerns. Get well. ...Read more

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What cause bp?

What cause bp?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read more

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What causes add?

What causes add?

Don't really know: The actual cause of adhd is really unknown. Spect scans have been able to show abnormalities in the frontal lobe of those with adhd, but this doesn't explain cause. It is believed to be a chemical, rather than purely a behavioral disorder. Theories on cause are endless from diet, genetics, vitamin deficiency, toxin exposure, fetus development, etc. ...Read more

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Cause of headche?

Depends: It greatly depends on the type of headache you have, location, quality, associated symptoms, etc, etc. ...Read more