Shortness Of Breath During Activity In People With Heart Swelling?
Hi my father, it’s been more sick for a month because it’s hard to breathe for a few times my father was hospitalized at RSUD Anshari Shaleh Banjarmasin and the doctor said my father had an enlargement of the heart now it’s hard to breathe x has started to lack but if I do relapse, it’s hard to breathe again, what is it That’s right, there are sheep symptoms
Hi Muna Warah, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
A swollen heart or what is called cardiomegaly is a condition in which the heart is enlarged due to various causes. Some things that can cause cardiomegaly include:
high blood pressure (hypertension) heart valve disorders cardiomyopathy or disorders of the cor pulmonale heart muscle (disorders of the heart caused by certain diseases of the lungs) chronic anemia of thyroid disorders (hypo or hyperthyroidism) hemochromatosis or iron buildup in the body amyloidosis or amyloid protein buildup in the body Cardiomegaly is not a diagnosis of the main disease. In the case of cardiomegaly, it is necessary to look for diseases that can cause cardiomegaly again. People who have cardiomegaly will usually show symptoms of heart failure. Heart failure is a disease in which the heart is unable to pump blood properly to meet the needs of blood flow throughout the body. Some of the symptoms of heart failure include:
shortness of breath that occurs especially when doing activities easily tired and unable to carry out activities as usual, chronic cough, edema or swelling in the body (especially the legs) dizziness and lightheadedness
The symptoms experienced by your father are symptoms of heart failure. In the case of your father, you should find out more about the causes of cardiomegaly and heart failure so that they can be treated according to the cause. However, you need to know that cardiomegaly and heart failure are irreversible conditions or cannot return to normal. Therefore, the drugs given are only intended to prevent the condition from worsening (so that the heart does not get bigger and the heart failure does not get worse) and reduce the symptoms that appear. Because it is an irreversible condition, treatment must be given on an ongoing basis (for life). Your father should go to the doctor and take the medicines that are given regularly.
Some of the things your father can do that can help reduce symptoms include:
Take medication regularly as directed by your doctor Doing a low salt diet Lose weight if you are overweight Stop smoking and drinking alcohol Exercise regularly with a certain intensity (need to consult a doctor)
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dr. irna cecilia