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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

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I have fever only at night also have headaches and sudden shortness of breath and want to know if i have a disease or a specific medicine would help. ?

I have fever only at night also have headaches and sudden shortness of breath and want to know if i have a disease
or a specific medicine would help. ?

Get checked : Many diseases are possible including viruses such as influenza to a sinus infection to the more serious pneumonia. Please see a doctor urgently for examination and diagnosis ...Read more

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Shortness of breath and chest tightness at night.it goes away after half an hour. All day long i feel fine. It starts at n8ght. What is it?

Shortness of breath and chest tightness at night.it goes away after half an hour. All day long i feel fine. It starts at n8ght. What is it?

See a physician: This sounds as though it could be GERD (gastro-esophogeal reflux). However it could be something more serious. I would see a medical professional and get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have chest pressure at night. There is no shortness of breath. I was ekged last time (great result), but i was curious what it could be?

Sometimes I have chest pressure at night. There is no shortness of breath. I was ekged last time (great result), but i was curious what it could be?

GERD vs. MS: At your age the most common culprit is either contents from your stomach sneaking up into your esophagus to cause discomfort and or spasm or musculoskeletal chest pain. ...Read more

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Hi sir, I am having shortness of breath and tightness of chest area with mild chest pain. Most of the time it happens at night when i was alone.

Chest Pain: Chest pain from a narrowed heart artery, called angina, typically occurs when you are active or exercising and goes away when you rest. It is often a tightness or pressure or burning in the chest or neck or arm. If you are only feeling symptoms when at rest at night and not during exertion, it probably not your heart, but i suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until i go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until i go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

It : It sounds like this all came on suddenly. If so, then you are likely exposed to an allergen that is causing these symptoms. Is there something new in your life. A pet? Plant? Chemical exposure? Etc. You may want to consider allergy testing to look for clues. Asthma or bronchospasm can present at any time and may be due to an allergy (which I am suspecting in your case). Based on your clinical symptoms, your doctor may start you on an inhaler and monitor for effect, and may also order a chest x-ray. Also consider you may be dealing with a bronchitis, pneumonia, or even a foreign body in your airway. After a detailed history and physical your doctor will have a better idea of what is going on and devise a diagnostic and treatment plan. Hopefully you will find answers soon. Best of luck, . ...Read more

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Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until i go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until i go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

Asthma : Asthma is a condition where the lungs are more "sensitive", and can basically spasm due to a variety of factors and make patients feel very short of breath. Asthma can be diagnosed in a variety of ways. Some patients have a family history of asthma. Some patients have a history of allergies, and are considered "atopic" or more sensitive to allergans that can affect their lungs. Diagnosis of asthma can be made in a number of ways. On examination, the patient will often, though not always, have wheezing. Some patients have a chronic cough with their asthma and some don't. There is a device called a "peak flow", which measures how well the patient can breathe out, to see if there is restriction of their lungs. There are also pulmonary function testing which measures the different capacities of the lungs. I am glad you are going in for an appointment so that you can get properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This refers to something that ...Read more