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What can u do to treat orthopnea?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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