Shortness Of Breath, Racing Heart, Cold Sweat?

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Tonight I wanted to ask my mother, she has diabetes, lately she often feels tight and can’t breathe she often holds her chest, she says, her heart is beating fast, I hold it, yes, my mother took this amlodiphin drug last time and her hands are sweating cold I’m confused How about this, it’s only been around a week for my mother to control it, but this is a condition where her heart is beating fast, what should I do? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Regina,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Shortness of breath, racing heart, cold sweat can indeed indicate a problem with the heart. There are various types of heart problems that can trigger this complaint, for example heart attack, weak heart (cardiomyopathy), heart infection, congestive heart failure, valve or heart rhythm disorders, and so on. Often too, in addition to the aforementioned complaints, people with heart problems will feel weak, dark vision, swollen body, easily tired, and even loss of consciousness. People with diabetes and hypertension are more at risk of heart problems compared to other healthy people. In addition, the risk of heart problems also increases in people whose daily habits are sedentary (lack of movement), are lazy to exercise, undergo an unhealthy diet, are overweight or obese, or who also like to smoke and consume alcohol.

Even so, there are many other conditions (besides heart problems) that also trigger shortness of breath and various complaints that your mother is experiencing, for example:

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) Gastritis (inflammation of the gastric mucosa) Asthma bronchiale (inflammation of the lower airway due to hypersensitivity) Bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchi) Side effects of allergy medications, etc. usual clinical examination. You need to check your mother directly to a doctor or an internal medicine specialist for a comprehensive evaluation. Several types of examinations, including heart records, X-rays, blood tests, etc. will also be done by doctors to make clear the correct management steps to be carried out. Therefore, don't procrastinate checking your mother to the doctor before her complaints get worse.

In the meantime, you can help your mother relieve her complaints, namely by:

Remind her to take the doctor's medication according to the rules. In order to reduce tightness, ask your mother to rest a lot, raise her chest and head a little with a pillow, ask her to catch her breath calmly and slowly Make your mother calm, do not burden her with excessive thoughts. Remind your mother to eat regularly, small portions but often Not carelessly give your mother the medicine, unless the doctor has prescribed it. Compress your mother's chest area that feels uncomfortable using a warm compress. Keep your mother away from cigarettes and smoke.

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