Swollen Legs And Belly?
I want to ask my grandfather once checked at the hospital, the doctor said my grandfather’s heart was swollen, and rheumatic feet had also been hospitalized in a hospital but there was no result now my grandfather’s legs are swollen and one leg is leaking fluid, his stomach is also enlarged and hardrnback, waist and chest are often painfulrwhy do these swollen legs and stomach have anything to do with the heart? how about good handling?
Hello Siti, Swelling in the organs of the body can be a symptom of the following diseases: Heart failure (decomcordis), Kidney failure, Liver cirrhosis, Hypoalbumin and Malignancy. Examinations such as chest X-ray, ECG (cardiac record), blood tests consisting of hematology, creatinine urea, SGOT SGPT, albumin globulin protein profile, blood electrolytes are needed. Abdominal ultrasound examination. If necessary CT-scan or MRI. Treatment is carried out according to the cause and requires hospitalization. Treatment such as the use of diuretic drugs to remove fluids, heart medication or giving drugs to help the heart work, albumin transfusions or if necessary dialysis. We recommend that you consult this situation with an internal medicine specialist to ensure further by direct examination and receive treatment according to the disease. May be useful