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What are the symptoms of orthopnea?

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Signs of orthopnea include wheezing when you lie down or a cough when lying down that doesn�t bring up anything. These go away when you sit or stand. You also might find it harder to breathe when you exercise or do normal household chores. You might also notice:

?More tiredness than usual

?Swelling in your feet and ankles

?Sudden weight gain

?Waking up breathless

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Pulmonary edema,” “Sleep apnea,” “Diuretics.”

Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition: “Chapter 11: Dyspnea, Orthopnea, and Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Echocardiogram.”

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on January 23, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Pulmonary edema,” “Sleep apnea,” “Diuretics.”

Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition: “Chapter 11: Dyspnea, Orthopnea, and Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Echocardiogram.”

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on January 23, 2020

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