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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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

Dr. Patricia Foster
3 doctors shared insights

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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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down in the spring time?

Not a podiatry ?: You need to talk to your family doctor or to an allergist. ...Read more

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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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Does difficulty breathing when lying down always mean heart failure? I'm 20 years old, how likely is it for me to have heart failure? I am overweight.

Does difficulty breathing when lying down always mean heart failure? I'm 20 years old, how likely is it for me to have heart failure? I am overweight.

OSA: I suggest with your symptoms and weight issue that you see a physician and have a sleep study to rule out obstructive sleep apnea. If you do not have a history of heart disease, or diagnosis with an echocardiogram, EKG and x-ray, I suggest that CHF would be much less likely. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing when lying down. How do I tell if this is "Obstructive sleep apnea" or "Heart failure"? I do have Obstructive Sleep Apnea

I have difficulty breathing when lying down. How do I tell if this is "Obstructive sleep apnea" or "Heart failure"?  I do have Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Orthopnea: The symptom is called orthopnea. The way to find out if it's heart failure is to go to a doctor and find out if it's heart failure. The doctor may be able to tell you right there and then or (s)he may have to run some tests. ...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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Pain/pressure in upper left abdomen, worse when lying down, along with difficulty breathing?

Pain/pressure in upper left abdomen, worse when lying down, along with difficulty breathing?

Rule out: You should have pericarditis ruled out. This will require an echocardiogram. Often a blood sample for sedimentation rate is done as well. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when standing or sitting up since 1 week ago. Better when laying down. Also upper, mid back pain. ?

Difficulty breathing when standing or sitting up since 1 week ago. Better when laying down.  Also upper, mid back pain. 
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Check it please: Please see a doctor about it Could be caused by some problems of concerns like pneumothorax (puncture of the lung) or a clot (pulmonary embolism) so please get it checked ...Read more

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History of Chest pain, hurts when moving around, bending. when laying down back hurts between shoulder blade, rattling in lungs, difficulty breathing.

History of Chest pain, hurts when moving around, bending. when laying down back hurts between shoulder blade, rattling in lungs, difficulty breathing.

Too many symptoms--: For me to sort out what is going on in this forum, but many are serious enough that you should see a doctor ASAP!!! Good luck. ...Read more

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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more