Cough In Heart Sufferers?
Regards, nI want to ask, my father had a leak in his heart, the doctor said that the leak was having angina pectoris before. 3 weeks ago my father had a cough with phlegm, went to the doctor but it did not heal, and it caused shortness of breath and fatigue, was the cough due to heart disease or what? what happened to my father? n nThank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The heart is divided into 4 chambers of the heart, which are called the left atrium, right atrium, left ventricle and right atrium. Each of these rooms receives and sends the blood flow to a different room and the flow does not go both ways. This is supported by a valve that prevents blood from flowing back from where it came from. If this happens for one reason or another, it is called a heart leak.
The condition of leaking heart often goes unnoticed because there are no signs and symptoms that specifically describe the condition. Among the usual symptoms are chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, feeling tired and weak, inability to do normal activities, dizziness, fainting and swelling in various parts of the body.
Regarding your father's condition, the cough with phlegm could be a separate condition from his heart leak, which is because:
Side effects of heart medications such as captopril, lisinopril, tuberculosis, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, side effects of smoking, chronic pulmonary obstruction, allergies
Which is to know this, your father should check with a doctor, especially a pulmonologist. The doctor will later carry out a history digging and physical examination that focuses on the chest area, and supporting examinations in the form of X-rays, blood tests and / or sputum tests to determine the direction of the disease tendency. Only then can it be known what treatment was best for your father.
Meanwhile, consume drugs given by doctors regularly, avoid cigarette smoke, dust and pollution, drink lots of warm water, get adequate rest, and see a doctor. So, hopefully answering your question,