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Suggest A Suitable Sleeping Position For A Person With Pleural Effusion

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Posted on Wed, 25 Apr 2018
Question: Hi,

Please recommend a suitable sleeping position for a person having pleural effusion ?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Lateral position

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. A number of factors need to be kept in consideration while answering your query. The details like size, side and whether loculated needs to be considered. A lateral position with the affected side lying on the lower side is preferable so that the effusion does not press upon the aereated side.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
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Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha

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Suggest A Suitable Sleeping Position For A Person With Pleural Effusion

Brief Answer: Lateral position Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. A number of factors need to be kept in consideration while answering your query. The details like size, side and whether loculated needs to be considered. A lateral position with the affected side lying on the lower side is preferable so that the effusion does not press upon the aereated side. Let me know if I could help further. Regards