Orthopnea and related conditions, such as paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, are conditions causing breathlessness while you sleep. They are indications of serious problems occurring in your body and should not be ignored.
In what position do people with orthopnea find it difficult to breathe?
How is the severity of orthopnea often measured?
by how long you can sleep lying flat
by how long you have suffered from it
by how many pillows you use
What serious condition does orthopnea often indicate?
What builds up in the lungs when a person lies down?
What sort of diet is recommended for people with orthopnea?
What sort of medications are used as a first line of defense for treating orthopnea?
What other symptom of heart failure often occurs with orthopnea?
swelling in the feet
frequent need to urinate
Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea is a condition related to orthopnea. How does one experience it?
over a couple of hours
as long as they are lying down
How can you relieve paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea?
with more pillows
Why does paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea occur so suddenly?
Eating a meal with a high salt content before bed can bring on instant symptoms.
It causes bad dreams, which make people wake up suddenly.
The cause of the sudden onset of paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea is unknown.