Nails Are Blue When The Flu And Cold With A History Of Congenital Heart Disease?
, I have a history of congenital heart disease. I had surgery about 4 years ago. but now if I have a cold and cough / cold my nails turn blue is that a natural thing? …
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Because you have undergone surgery to repair heart disorders, the bluish complaints that you feel are generally not from the heart abnormalities that you are experiencing, especially if the heart defects that you have belong to a group of Asianotic congenital heart disease (the type that does not cause blueness in the body).
The complaint you are experiencing right now might be:
the body's normal response to cold weather or because your body temperature is cooler than normal body temperature
blood circulation disorders (Raynaud's disease)
disorders of the lungs (asthma, COPD, pneumonia)
Even though the possible cause of your bluish complaint right now is that your heart disease is quite small, it is still advisable to re-control your cardiologist to be sure. If it has been ascertained not from your heart disease, then the doctor will look for other causes.
For now, if a complaint arises and is accompanied by other complaints such as shortness of breath, palpitations or chest pain, immediately go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital to get first aid. If not accompanied by these complaints but complaints often arise, immediately consult a doctor. If there are certain heart medications that should be routinely consumed by you, take them according to your doctor's recommendations.
I hope this helps.