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Difficulty Breathing When Lying Down (Overview)

Difficulty breathing when lying is a clinical finding in which lying down leads to increased effort with breath such that there is discomfort. This can occur with heart failure, due to some fluid getting into the lungs.


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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

Clarify? See doctor!: Ongoing problem or recent? Fever? Chest pain? Otherwise sick? Age? Other health issues? Could be anything from carrying excess weight in the midsection (make it difficult to take a deep breath while lying down), to heart failure or fluid in lungs from infection or tumor. You should definitely see a doctor to get this checked out soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Difficulty Breathing When Lying Down (Overview)

Difficulty breathing when lying is a clinical finding in which lying down leads to increased effort with breath such that there is discomfort. This can occur with heart failure, due to some fluid getting into the lungs.


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How to prevent difficulty breathing while running?

How to prevent difficulty breathing while running?

Get checked up.: Usually start by walking and go up from there. If your exercise tolerance is below your expectations, check with your doctor to perform a workup for heart, lung, depending on your symptoms. Exercise-induced asthma may be a hidden cause that causes shortness of breath while running for example. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

Clarify? See doctor!: Ongoing problem or recent? Fever? Chest pain? Otherwise sick? Age? Other health issues? Could be anything from carrying excess weight in the midsection (make it difficult to take a deep breath while lying down), to heart failure or fluid in lungs from infection or tumor. You should definitely see a doctor to get this checked out soon. ...Read more

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After taking dairy products or drink contains milk upset stomach and breathing difficulties.worsen when lying down or sit.anaphylaxis?

After taking dairy products or drink contains milk upset stomach and breathing difficulties.worsen when lying down or sit.anaphylaxis?

Depends: Anaphylaxis is defined as involvement of two out of four systems for research purposes. The systems are cutaneous (skin), gastrointestinal (stomach, intestines), respiratory (lungs), and cardiovascular (heart). Your reaction does sound like a food allergy but perhaps not full blown anaphylaxis, but anaphylaxis could still happen in the future. See and allergy specialist for help & testing. ...Read more

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I have night sweats and difficulty breathing lying down. What could this be?

Many things: Could be many things, and some of them are potentially significant health threats. See you physician asap. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

Chest dyspnea is a feeling of being short of breath, a feeling of not being able to fully expand the chest wall, such as due to pain after a ...Read more


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