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Shortness of breath at night - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   Hi, my wife get this feeling of difficulty breathing at nights
User :   she feels a heaviness in the chest -
User :   typically this happens only at nights
User :   could this be a nocturnal asthma symptoms
User :   she feels much better when she stands up
Doctor :   yes

Doctor :   what is her age?
User :   but sitting & lying down make her feel very "congested / suffocated"
User :   she is 30
User :   never had asthma so far...
Doctor :   what is her height and weight?
User :   works out regularly - attending various classes and doing lots of cardio
User :   no issues at those times
User :   she's 5"4
User :   and weighs 52 Kg
User :   slim build...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
what about after exercise does she feel any breathing after exercise also
User :   mostly no - she's fine then
User :   but a few times when she takes the stairs after work in the evenings - she gets short breath - this is also typically at nights only..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
did you consult doctor for this problem

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