3 years

Difficulty to breathe properly

I am a 22 year old woman with obesity problem. Since about two days ago, I started to have difficulty to inhale properly especially when lying down. I tried elevating my pillow at night and it worked a little bit but I’m scared that it won’t go away or become worse. Is there anything that I can do to overcome this problem?

Dr Ramzdhan,

3 years

Hi and thank you for asking us

Through the question and statement you gave on the above section, i completely understand your concern over this matter. For your information, breathing difficulties during lying down can be caused by a few diseases such as:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cor pulmonale
  • Heart failure
  • Panic disorder
  • Sleep apnea

While obesity is not the cause of breathing difficulties, it is a factor that could worsen the condition.

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In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. If you have any more enquiries, you can click on the link ( DoctorOnCall ) and speak to our doctors in private and get the consultation you need on the phone. Thank you.

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