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Doctor insights on: Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea

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Waking up breathless once every week or two. Not sure whats wrong. How often is shortness of breath seen in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea?

Waking up breathless once every week or two. Not sure whats wrong. How often is shortness of breath seen in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea?

Waking up breathless: PND is a specific symptom complex indicative of very bad illness, not all nocturnal breathlessness is PND ;this has to be evaluated promptly as to cause. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


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What are symptoms of paroxymal nocturnal dyspnea and can you die from it?

What are symptoms of paroxymal nocturnal dyspnea and can you die from it?

PND: Is the need to suddenly sit up due to shortness of breath after being asleep or lying down for a while. It can be a symptom of decompensated heart failure. If PND is truly happening, you should get your physician involved or go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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Is nocturnal dyspnea deadly?

Is nocturnal dyspnea deadly?

General no..: Generally no but this is a serious symptom which requires further evaluation to determine & treat underlying cause. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Fast heartbeat shortness of breath at night?

Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, palpitations, tremors, and parasthesia. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Why do I feel shortness of breath at night then I get really congested and my back starts to hurt?

Why do I feel shortness of breath at night then I get really congested and my  back starts to hurt?

Possibilities: If you only notice shortness of breath at night, possible causes include allergic nasal congestion with postnasal drippings causing shortness of breath. Lying very flat would aggravate this. If there is any wheezing and/or cough, nocturnal asthma may be occurring due to allergies or changes in temperature and barometric pressure. The cause of the back pain is unclear. A pulmonologist may help. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath at night. Do I have asthma?

I have shortness of breath at night. Do I have asthma?

Shortness of breath: It could be cardiac or pulmonic. It could be asthma. You need to see your physician and for physical and work-up. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This refers to something that ...Read more