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Why do I have shortness of breath while lying down?

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I am haVING SHORTNESS OF BREATH MOSTLY WHEN I LIE DOWN BUT WHILE SITTING OR TANDING I AM FINE.
Posted Wed, 20 Mar 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 28 minutes later
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Shortness of breath on lying down / better on sitting up - is called Orthopnoea.
It is typical of Left Heart Failure.

You must see your doctor again as soon as possible.
You will need X-ray chest, ECG, ECHO and some blood tests.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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