Breathing difficulty lying down

Breathing difficulty or breathlessness when lying down, face upwards (supine), is called orthopnea. The patient may find it difficult to sleep lying down without being propped up with pillows, or may sleep in an armchair. Alternatively, this symptom needs to be differentiated from other sleep-impairing symptom such as sleep apnea ...

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Causes

Causes of breathlessness or shortness of breath when lying supine (orthopnea) include:

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Causes List for Breathing difficulty lying down

Possible causes of Breathing difficulty lying down (or similar symptoms) may include:1

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References

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