Does It Suffer From Coughing Or Heart Swelling?
The night I want to ask, my father was 63 years old doctor was diagnosed with heart swelling after 7 days being treated at the hospital has been allowed to go home, but after returning home so often coughing and the condition is getting weaker … That’s because of what? Thank you for your answer
Hello Christian, Thank you for the question.
Cough complaints can be caused by various health conditions, one of which is swelling of the heart (cardiomegaly). Cardiomegaly can be caused by a number of conditions such as hypertension, valvular heart disease, coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathy, anemia, and others. One complication of cardiomegaly is the occurrence of heart failure. If heart failure has occurred, heart pump function can be disrupted. Blood that should be pumped by the heart muscle can accumulate in the heart chambers and pulmonary veins. The existence of a pile of blood in the lungs can cause a buildup of fluid in the lung sacs and surrounding tissue that causes complaints of coughing. Usually sufferers will also experience other symptoms such as easy shortness of breath when on the move, sleep must be with a few pillows, shortness of breath at night, swelling of the feet, dizziness, weakness, and so on. .
In addition to heart failure, cough complaints can also be caused by other conditions such as flu, sore throat, and pneumonia.
If your father's condition is getting weaker, the best step is to immediately bring your father to the hospital to consult with a doctor who previously handled your father. The doctor will again ask about the symptoms experienced by your father, do a physical examination, and perform other examinations such as blood tests, X-rays, ECG, and echocardiography. The doctor will determine further treatment after understanding your father's current condition.
For a while, encourage your father to get plenty of rest and avoid tiring physical activity. Encourage your father to continue taking medicine according to doctor's orders.
Hope this information helps.