Causes Of Shortness Of Breath?
before I wanted to tell, umik I was now sick, the pain he felt was hard to breathe, then the family brought to the doctor, right in the X-ray said the doctor was fluid in the lungs because he was having difficulty breathing, and now my umik was referred to Abdoel Hospital Moeloek in bandarlampung, but a doctor’s examination etc, it is estimated that the heart is swollen … as a child I can’t bear it if he has shortness of breath like that, it comes suddenly heal, an interval of 5 minutes of shortness of breath again. because I’m an idiot, please help. thanks 😇
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We are also sorry for what happened to your parents. First you need to understand is the symptoms of shortness of breath experienced by your parents can be caused by various things, can be due to heart disease, due to lung disorders, stomach disorders, lack of blood, inflammation, infections and much more. And all of that can happen at the same time. So you do not need to be confused if there are doctors who say that your parents have fluid in the lungs, but other doctors say that the heart is swollen, because both conditions can indeed happen.
Then, we turn to fluid conditions in the lungs. The lungs normally do not contain fluid, so that the incoming air, can fill all the cavities that exist, and gas exchange can occur normally in the body. However, due to certain conditions, it could be due to infections of various kinds of bacteria, viruses, fungi, kidney disease, heart abnormalities, high blood pressure and so on, accumulating fluid in the lungs and this reduces breathing space, thus making sufferers experience shortness of breath. This is the explanation why the presence of fluid in the lungs can cause shortness of breath.
Then for heart swelling, the heart can swell when he is working too hard, and that can be caused by high blood pressure, heart valve abnormalities, infections, kidney disease, hormonal disorders, and heart muscle abnormalities. Because the heart functions to pump blood throughout the body including the lungs, if there is interference with the heart, blood flow can be disrupted, and the impact on the lungs is to trigger fluid buildup, and this is the cause of people with heart disorders can experience shortness.
So once again, there is no need to be confused with the results of doctor's examinations, which have different impressions, because the two conditions can indeed occur together. An example of a scenario is that initially your parents have high blood pressure, which so far may not be detected or handled properly. This causes the heart to swell. One of the effects of heart swelling is fluid buildup in the lungs, which causes your parents to feel tight. Then it could be that one doctor mentions the initial condition, while the other doctor mentions the final condition, but everything is a continuity.
In this case, the point is what you need to do now is make sure your parents are treated by a lung doctor, internist, or cardiologist, whichever may be to give an initial examination. From the results of these tests, you can discuss with your doctor, what steps should be taken, whether your parents need oxygen, whether it requires surgery, take medication regularly, or others. Then if it turns out after being given treatment, the tightness has not been reduced, report back to the doctor, to re-evaluate the treatment, and continue like that. You also have to keep asking about your parents' condition, what might be the main cause, how they hope for recovery, and what treatment options they have, as long as you still don't understand. This is your right as a family, but do not interfere with the work of a doctor.
What is clear, to be able to get treatment, your parents must be examined first by a specialist. So if you want the best for him, then you should immediately take him to the doctor to be given treatment, and obey the doctor's advice. So, hopefully answering your question.