difficulty breathing when lying down

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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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Dr. David Sherris answered:

Difficulty breathing when lying down at 38 wks?

Rhinitis &pregnancy

Shortness_of_breath
Tends to resolve after delivery! Best wishes!
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Dr. Leto Quarles answered:

What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

Clarify? See doctor!

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

Not a podiatry ?

Breathlessness
You need to talk to your family doctor or to an allergist
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Dr. David Sneid answered:

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

Many things

Breathing
Could be many things, and some of them are potentially significant health threats. See you physician asap.
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Dr. Mark Rasak answered:

i have night sweats and difficulty breathing lying down, and weight loss. Chest x-ray is normal. Echo normal three months ago. alo What could this be?

Many things

Losing_weight
Wt loss with night sweats could meana malignancy. A full work up should be performed
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My 3 mo old baby has puffy red eyes, stuffy nose, difficulty breathing when laying down, even with head elevated, rectal temp of 99.9, can't sleep?

Sick

Epiglottitis
Take your baby to see the pediatrician as soon as possible -- I think the baby has cold, congestion and probably some conjunctivitis
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Dr. Howard Rubin answered:

Why do i have great difficulty breathing when i lie down to sleep?

Shortness of breath

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Could be one of many things from nose problems to lung or heart or sleep apnea. Get it evaluated.
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I am in my third trimester and I have difficulty breathing when I lie down. why?

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Breathing
often the size of the fetus/uterus in the third trimester can interfere with diaphagmatic motion when lying down and cause difficulty breathing, talk you your doctor, lying down with chest higher than abdomen can help in this case rather than lying flat
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Difficulty breathing doing what I did about 2 years ago without problem. Age or sedentary effect?

Not age, disease.

Breathlessness
aging and sedentary lifestyle certainly lead to problems. aging, not as much as people think (proper lifestyle of living, eating, resting and working will dramatically limit aging affects); sedentary lifestyle much more problematic. but if the same activity you did 2 years ago is causing difficulty breathing, it is a heart or lung problem till proven otherwise. Get ye to a physician.
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When I lay down my heart seems to beat hard, and I have difficulty breathing, like there's a weight on my chest. I also get hot. ?

Get tests

Sleep_apnea
This can be an irregular heart beat, which can be serious. If you are very overweight, it can be the weight of your body pressing down on your chest, but in either case more needs to be checked into to find out the cause and get treatment if possible. Please see your doctor, and if your weight is normal, get a Holter monitor to check for irregular beats. If it is up, get tested for sleep apnea.
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