Breath Often Stops For A Moment Accompanied By Shortness When Going To Sleep In Patients With Coronary Heart Disease?
Good afternoon … I want to ask why my father when he was going to sleep, his breathing stopped and shortness of breath arose, his eyes were black and his stomach hardened. Father has been diagnosed with coronary heart disease for 5 months. Does this have something to do with dad’s heart health?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Conditions experienced by your father can occur due to various causes, including:
Fluid buildup in the lung cavity Low blood pressure Low blood sugar levels Damage to the liver Organ Impact of heart problems
And there are still other possibilities. This is because there is still much to be ascertained, such as when this condition occurred, whether shortness of breath only when going to sleep, or also while sleeping, or there are other conditions where he is short of breath. Whether he smokes or not, how long does this condition last, what alleviates it, and so forth. Our advice, you should check your father to the doctor of internal medicine or heart doctor related to his condition so that these things can be ascertained through history, physical examination and support, especially chest x-rays. Only after that can be ascertained your father's diagnosis and the best treatment.
Meanwhile, there isn't much you can do independently except keep your father away from cigarette smoke, help remind him to take medication regularly, and always monitor his condition. If this shortness of breath condition recurs, do not hesitate to take him to the nearest hospital emergency room. So, hopefully answering your question.