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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What could cause shortness of breath while lying down and climbing the stairs?

For several days I cant sleep because my breathing seem to stop when I am lying down. Its hard to breath every time I came up the stairs. When I went to see a doctor the prescription are azithromycin and sinactiv. I got better but after a few weeks the symptoms like shortness of breath is starting again. What is wrong with me? should I go back to a doctor.
Fri, 28 Dec 2018
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The symptoms are suggestive of cardiac causes like cardiac failure. Consult a physician and get evaluated. You have to go for an echo test for further evaluation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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