How To Deal With Shortness Of Breath Accompanied By Coughing And Swelling In The Waist And Legs?
My father is 72 years old, has a history of shortness of breath, which sometimes causes a sound, the occurrence begins with recurrence of shortness of breath and coughing, then he is given medicine for shortness of breath and cough, in the form of syrup and there are still more tablets. But the tightness didn’t go away, this happened for several months. And without realizing it, our legs and body were swollen. Finally hospitalized for 5 days, we went home from the hospital and the swelling had not gone down, finally we checked the heart, the results were good, blood and urine checks, everything was good, only protein in the urine and uric acid rose, finally the doctor gave the drug according to the demean lab examination . And the leg swelling healed. After a few months my father came back short and coughed, and we took him to the doctor, and the doctor gave him a medicine for coughing and coughing. 2 weeks My father took the medicine now that his legs and waist started to swell again. Doctor please help me to find a solution. Frankly speaking, in my village there is a general doctor. What really happened to my dad? Please solve it
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Shortness of breath and coughing can occur for a number of reasons, which, when broken down by symptoms to wheezing or wheezing, are most likely to lead to asthma or chronic obstruction of the lungs. But usually this condition is not associated with swelling. Shortness of breath associated with swelling is usually caused by kidney disease, such as kidney failure or kidney infections and heart failure.
All these possibilities can be triggered by various things including age, excess body weight, a history of smoking, inhalation of pollution, a poor lifestyle, a history of liver dysfunction and so on.
What we want to say is that it is difficult to explain what happened to your father without examining him directly, because your father's condition could be several diseases that attack simultaneously. Symptoms are not very specific and with age, several diseases that attack simultaneously are very likely to occur.
The most ideal thing you can do is to bring your father to be examined by an internal medicine specialist, which if your problem has been the problem of costs, talk about the health insurance card facility to the nearest health center in your home. However, if the problem is caused by something else that requires your father to be treated only by a general practitioner, then we suggest discussing what findings he has and what diagnosis he might think and how much help can be given. You can also post a question back in this forum by adding this information.
Meanwhile, take the medications given to your father regularly, limit your intake of fluids, and position your father's feet higher than the body when lying down to reduce swelling. May your father get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa