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Who do you see for orthopnea?

Who do you see for orthopnea?

FP, IM, Cards or pul: Orthopnea is breathlessness that occurs specifically when lying down. The two conditions that should be considered are congestive heart failure and and advanced lung disease. You should be seen by a family practice doctor or internist or cardiologist or pulmonary specialist. (since you're using the medical term "orthopnea", i assume you've already seen one? ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Short Of Breath On Lying Flat (Definition)

Orthopnea is a symptom in which one has difficulty breathing when lying flat. It is most commonly a ...Read more


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What can u do to treat orthopnea?

What can u do to treat orthopnea?

Find the cause: Orthopnea is shortness of breath when you lay flat. Treatment of this symptom always depends on finding a cause (ie fluid in the lungs, heart failure and dysfunction of the diaphragm). These causes are all treated differently. ...Read more

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Read about orthopnea. Not that I have dyspnea when lying flat, but I feel much more comfortable breathing sitted up. Is this normal?

Read about orthopnea. Not that I have dyspnea when lying flat, but I feel much more comfortable breathing sitted up. Is this normal?

Orthopnea: For many people the mechanics of breathing require less work when standing or sitting uptight. Normals can possibly feel this. People with impaired breathing feel this more. ...Read more

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Experiencing dull upper chest and upper back pain with orthopnea.?

Experiencing dull upper chest and upper back pain with orthopnea.?

See a Doc: If you are having such symptoms, you could be having symptoms of congestive heart failure. You should see your doctor asap or go to an er if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Gradual sob on exertion (x 2 mo). Discomfort in luq/chest c insp wheeze l lat base & increased orthopnea. Afebrile. Infequent dry cough. O2 sat 99% ra?

Gradual sob on exertion (x 2 mo). Discomfort in luq/chest c insp wheeze l lat base & increased orthopnea. Afebrile. Infequent dry cough. O2 sat 99% ra?

Get examined: Anytime you are getting more short of breath and particularly with wheezing you should have a better examination by your doctor. This could simply be asthma but you need further evaluation to rule out other medical concerns. Get well. ...Read more

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How severe is to much coughing?

How severe is to much coughing?

Examples: If you're cough is so severe you cannot sleep, or it disrupts your daily work life... If you have chest pain or bloody sputum… if it persists more than a couple days…if it is new and has never been evaluated..I suggest you seek a medical evaluation and possible chest x-ray. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is cause by severe headche?

See a Physician: Do you have any physicians where you are? There are too many causes to even begin to name them all, and a mere list will not help you diagnose and try to prevent you from having them.. Do you drink enough water (dehydration)? See a physician to try to get a better answer as to the cause of yours. ...Read more

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Is it a severe issue to have hb level 6.4 ?

Is it a severe issue to have hb level 6.4 ?

YES: A hemoglobin of 6.4 is severe and potentially life threatening anemia. This person needs immediate medical attention at an er. ...Read more