Shortness of breath while lying
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / May 22, 2016
Alternative names: paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea;PNA;difficulty breathing when lying down;orthopnea
Shortness of breath when lying down - is an abnormal condition in which a person should keep your head elevated while sitting or standing, to be able to breathe deeply, and that it was convenient.The type of dyspnea in the supine position is paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea.This condition causes the person to wake up suddenly at night the feeling of suffocation.This is a common complaint in people with certain types of heart or lungs.Sometimes people may only notice that their sleep is more comfortable with lots of pillows under his head.
P richiny difficulty breathing position lying
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
- pulmonary embolism;
- heart failure;
- obesity (not directly cause difficulty breathing when lying down but often aggravates other conditions that lead to it);
- panic disorder;
- sleep apnea;
Your doctor may recommend measures for se
patient should contact their doctor if he is having unexplained shortness of breath when lying down.The doctor will conduct a diagnostic examination and examine the patient's medical history.
doctor questions the patient may include:
- how these problems develop - suddenly or slowly;
- if the patient becomes worse (whether the condition progresses);
- how the patient feels bad;
- how many pillows you need to help the patient breathe well;
- whether there is a swelling of the feet and ankles;
- whether the patient breathing difficulties at another time;
- how much weight the patient;
- which still have symptoms of the patient.
diagnostic evaluation will include the heart and lungs (cardiovascular and respiratory systems).Tests that may be performed:
- pulmonary function tests.
Your doctor may prescribe medication to the patient breathing difficulties.Treatment depends on the cause.Perhaps the patient will have to receive additional oxygen.