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Orthopnea: Introduction

Orthopnea: is the dyspnoea which occurs on lying down and is relieved on sitting up. See detailed information below for a list of 42 causes of Orthopnea, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Orthopnea:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Orthopnea. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Orthopnea

Home Diagnostic Testing and Orthopnea

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Causes of Types of Orthopnea:

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Orthopnea: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Orthopnea, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Orthopnea Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Orthopnea may include:

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Stories from Users for Orthopnea

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Orthopnea: Animations

Drug interactions causing Orthopnea:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Orthopnea as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Orthopnea: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Orthopnea may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Orthopnea

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Orthopnea: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Orthopnea

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are various less dangerous more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the symptoms of hypertension that can be overlooked include more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or more »

Orthopnea: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Orthopnea

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Orthopnea: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Orthopnea: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Orthopnea:

Form of dyspnea in which the person can breathe comfortably only when standing or sitting erect; associated with asthma and emphysema and angina pectoris
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Orthopnea

The list below shows some of the causes of Orthopnea mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Orthopnea?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Orthopnea. Of the 42 causes of Orthopnea that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 40 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Orthopnea:

The following list of conditions have 'Orthopnea' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Orthopnea Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Orthopnea based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Orthopnea:

    Medical Conditions associated with Orthopnea:

    Breathing difficulties (2922 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Orthopnea:

    Breathing difficulty (2922 causes), Shortness of breath (1528 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Left ventricular failure, Pulmonary edema (72 causes), Chronic bronchitis (19 causes), Asthma (320 causes), Polycystic liver disease, Sleep apnea (36 causes), Panic attack (26 causes), COPD, Pulmonary circulation, Congestive heart failure (140 causes)

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