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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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.


Dr. Leto Quarles
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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. Suzanne Galli
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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.


Dr. Aurea Tomeski
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I have been diagnosed with SLE after two years of struggling and getting worse, and even after that I am having difficulty with my doctor in exploring possible explanations and treatments. I have new symptoms like difficulty breathing when laying down, ea

I have been diagnosed with SLE after two years of struggling and getting worse, and even after that I am having difficulty with my doctor in exploring possible explanations and treatments. I have new symptoms like difficulty breathing when laying down, ea

SLE: You definitely have to be re-evaluated by a rheumatologist. SLE can affect the lungs and pleura which can cause shortness of breath. Hemolytic anemia is another complication of SLE and if you are anemic you can also get shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Milunski
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What's the best treatment to get rid of difficulty breathing?

What's the best treatment to get rid of difficulty breathing?

Difficulty breathing: It depends very much on the cause. Get to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
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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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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Leto Quarles
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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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. David Sherris
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Difficulty breathing when lying down at 38 wks?

Difficulty breathing when lying down at 38 wks?

Rhinitis &pregnancy: Tends to resolve after delivery! best wishes! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rupp
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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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Dr. David Sneid
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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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Dr. Bennett Werner
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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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