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Difficulty Breathing While Sitting
Get it checked out: If you do not have a cold, or wheezing to explain it, see your doctor. A failing heart has a hard time with the increased blood coming back to the heart when you lie flat. Sometimes obesity causes a problem by applying pressure to lungs. No matter what, not breathing right when at rest is not normal. See your doctor. ...Read more
Should be evaluated: Depending on your age and condition this may or may not be normal for you. You may need to be checked for lung and heart disease among other things. See your doctor for a risk evaluation and if indicated consider a stress test. Not all cardiac disease causes typical chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
R/O RAD/ASTHMA: Your symptoms are digestive of RAD and underlying allergies which frequently coexist. You need a through exam blood work /CXR/ PFTS WITH DLCO. Depending on the results treatment will be indicated. You also need a personal peak flow meter to keep track of peak flow and treat accordingly if numbers are low wit albuterol. If you are using it a lot you may need a long acting inhaler like advair. ...Read more
I am experiencing swollen tonsils, nasal congestion, difficulty sleeping and difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat) (quali...
I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: changing head position, sitting upright) , difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat, psychological ...
I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty ...
Sleep hygiene.: Turn off TV 2 hrs before bedtime. Keep a sleep journal, Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Meditation, prayer, massage therapy, aroma therapy and progressive relaxation. I would refer you to the book, "The Relaxation Response " by Herbert Benson, M.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing rapid heart rate and difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep) . Being awakened by heartbeat. ?
See your Dr: If you are having a sudden onset of rapid heart rate for no apparent reason (for example exercise or fear), then I recommend seeing your Dr as soon as possible to determine the cause. If it doesn't occur during the day that is good, but to be safe let your Dr know what is happening, frequency, duration, and any associated symptoms & if you are taking any supplements/meds then show them to Dr, ...Read more
Intestinal issues: See a Pulmonologist first, if the doc said that it is fine then it is your intestine. You are too young to experience intestinal issue. Are you having enough sea salt intake? You need to take up to one tsp a day. At your age you may start with 1.2 tsp. Build up a sweat and taste your perspiration on your upper part of your arm if it is not salty than you are salt deficient. ...Read more
Many possibilities: If it is not getting better, see your doctor. Walking is a complex process, and many different medical problems can affect it. I suggest you go in for a good history and examination. Start with your primary doctor. ...Read more
Catching up.: In a healthy state we consume o2 and produce more co2 during exercise. The "difficulty" breathing we feel, is the need to exhale the co2. Our respiratory drive is tied more to getting out the co2 than getting in the o2. It is an interesting question on why is the body "wired" that way. ...Read more
I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep) (worsened by: psychological stress) and fever (worsened by: hot weathe...
Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more
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