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Difficulty Breathing While Sitting
What could it be when experiencing difficulty breathing when sitting. It improves a little when standing. Is this emergent?
Emergent: Yes, anytime you are having difficulty breathing, you need to seek immediate medical care.
I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: changing head position, sitting upright), difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat, psychological. ..
Okay... over the last two weeks I have been having some difficulty breathing. It comes and goes mostly when I'm active, but sometimes when I'm just sitting in class. Especially when I walk up stairs it gets really bad. Also I get really wheezy and my brea
Difficulty breathing when standing or sitting up since 1 week ago. Better when laying down. Also upper, mid back pain.?
I have COPD &asthma, I am haffing difficulty breathing and chest pain, feels like someone is sitting on my chest. Should I go to the er?
Several: Heart (congestive heart failure, blockage of arteries) Kidneys (fluid overload) Lungs (COPD/ emphysema, bronchitis) Hypertension Anemia Anxiety and panic attacks Alcohol to excess and drugs of any kind. SMOKING!!! and also complete lack of physical fitness (being out of shape) and several more!!!
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.
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See a doctor: Its difficult to figure it out on your own and with out specific tests, including a history and physical and possibly a pulmonary function test if needed. Wish I could be more help, but the best way to find out would be to see a doctor.
Difficult to say: Seek medical attention asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Heart or lung diseas: CHF is a known cause for this, but also other conditions that cause swelling and fluid retention would cause water to go from legs to chest when a person lies flat. Also lung diseases varying from mild asthma to severe emphysema could cause this. Severe obesity would do it too since it restricts lungs inflation.See 1 more doctor answer
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