Difficulty Sleeping Accompanied By Chest Pain In The Elderly Who Experience Narrowing Of The Heart Arteries?
Morning, please ask permission. My father is 73 years old, a history of narrowing of the arteries of the heart. Routine control every month to the heart sp. Almost every night he complained of chest pain and difficulty breathing so that it was difficult to sleep. Drugs taken: 2.5 mg Retard Nitrocaf, Miniaspi 80 mg, Concor 2.5 mg, Ramipril 5 mg, Furosemid, Spironolactone 25 mg. Strangely, it’s only night, if it’s ordinary day … Thank you …
Hello Jelovani, Thank you for the question.
Has your father told the doctor about this complaint? Complaints delivered by your father can be caused by gastritis, peptic ulcers, or stomach acid disease as a side effect of prolonged use of acetylsalicylic acid / aspirin. In addition, complaints of shortness of breath during sleep can also occur if your father has had heart failure. However, usually in the condition of heart failure, your father will also experience symptoms of shortness of breath when on the move, shortness of breath when lying down, easily tired, swelling in the legs, and other symptoms of heart failure.
The best step is to submit this complaint to the doctor who treats your father who better understands your father's heart disease. The doctor needs to ask further questions about your father's complaints and examine your father. From this examination, the doctor will determine the next treatment for your father. If it is caused by a stomach acid disorder, the doctor will give you a stomach acid regulator or other medication to treat the digestive disorders.
Please advise your father to take medicine regularly and follow the advice of other doctors, such as: consuming nutritious foods, limit consumption of foods high in salt, limit consumption of water (if recommended by doctors), avoid smoking habits, and lose weight if you have weight exaggerated. Your father can also do the following additional suggestions:
Avoid consumption of spicy, oily and fatty foods. Avoid consumption of caffeinated, fizzy, and alcoholic drinks. Avoid lying down after eating, eating dinner at least 3 hours before going to bed, sleeping with a rather high pillow position. Hope it helps.