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What causes noisy breathing when somebody is laying down but not when sitting up?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Possibilities...
The noisy breathing could be related to post-nasal drip or secretions in the lungs that clear when you sit upright.
Wheezing is another possibility. To be certain, and to get treated, see your doctor and have your chest examined with a stethoscope when you are lying down and when you are upright.

In brief: Possibilities...
The noisy breathing could be related to post-nasal drip or secretions in the lungs that clear when you sit upright.
Wheezing is another possibility. To be certain, and to get treated, see your doctor and have your chest examined with a stethoscope when you are lying down and when you are upright.
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