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Difficulty breathing when lying in bed? What might be the cause?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Mehdi Qamar
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Congestive Heart Fai

This is called orthopnea and is most commonly seen with congestive heart failure.
Medical advise should be sought and a thorough work up is recomended to diagnose underlying condition.

In brief: Congestive Heart Fai

This is called orthopnea and is most commonly seen with congestive heart failure.
Medical advise should be sought and a thorough work up is recomended to diagnose underlying condition.
Dr. Mehdi Qamar
Dr. Mehdi Qamar
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