2 years

Shortness of breathing while laying down

My younger sister is 20th years old…She always complain to ne that she had an shortness breathing while she have been laying down… She said that she was had that illness since 4th month ago

Dr Ramzdhan,

2 years

Hello and thank you for reaching out to us.

I understand that your sister has had shortness of breath when lying down and it has been occurred since 4 months ago. I will try to help you with this matter as best as possible.

For your information, shortness of breath during lying down is also known as orthopnea. It can be caused by several reasons such as:

  • Asthma
  • Sleep apnea
  • Anxiety or panic attack

It could also be due to something more serious that needs medical attention immediately such as:

  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Heart failure
  • High blood pressure

That is why I strongly suggest for you to talk to our doctor via teleconsultation to get a proper opinion on this matter.

I hope I managed to assist you in this matter. If you have any other inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you

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