Shortness Of Breath And Palpitations In Patients With Pleural Effusion?
Hello, I’m Yazid Bustomi, a patient suffering from TB pleural effusion, I’m 20 years old, I’m now outpatient for 1 month, but every time I walk 10-20 meters, I’m always short of breath and my heart is beating a bit faster, is that because there is still fluid? I control the 26th of the 2nd month, please explain
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Pleural effusion is a condition when the pleura is filled with fluid. The pleura is a layer or membrane that separates the lungs from the inner chest wall. Normally in this cavity beiris fluid as a lubricant helps smooth the movement of the lungs while breathing. However, when the fluid is excessive and accumulates it can indicate certain medical problems and cause symptoms such as:
Chest pain, especially when pulling and exhaling Cough Shortness of breath or increased nanfas rate Fever The more fluid that accumulates in the pelura or the more severe the severity of pleural effusion, the symptoms can be heavier, for example shortness will become heavier. Plaque fusion can be caused by certain medical problems such as pulmonary TB.
Shortness of breath is a complaint that generally does appear in someone with pleural effusion, especially if pleural effusion is in a more severe level. When someone is tight, then the body will also usually increase the pulse or heart rate so that it often feels palpitations as the body's normal response to compensate for the tightness that occurs. This is why it's possible when chest tightness also becomes palpitating.
Despite tightness in patients with pulmonary TB and plleura effusion are common complaints that often occur. You should still see a doctor near you, even more so if the tightness that appears on you feels fallow, until you can not do the activity you should immediately see a doctor at the nearest health facility emergency room. Shortness and palpitations are one of the symptoms that indicate the emergence of medical emergencies which generally requires immediate relief and treatment.
To determine the cause of the shortness that occurs to you is a problem of pleural effusion or other medical condition problems, of course you need to do a physical examination directly on you. As well as other examinations such as a heart record, it is also necessary to rule out a diagnosis of heart disease in you. If the tightness and palpitations that arise are heart problems usually require immediate treatment to resolve the complaint. Therefore, you don't need to wait for the control time if the tightness complaint feels increasingly burdensome.
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