The Cause Of Shortness Of Breath And Leg Pain When Walking?
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Read the complaints experienced by your father, these complaints could have been caused by:
Chronic kidney failure
Lack of blood (anemia) for a long time
To ascertain what causes the complaints felt by your father at this time, it is highly recommended that you take your father to a specialist in internal medicine for further examination. The doctor will conduct a thorough evaluation of both the physical condition and other complaints that accompany it, and may advise your father to undergo several investigations such as blood tests, chest x-rays, heart records or other examinations according to the doctor's assessment of your father's condition. After obtaining the various examination results needed, the results will be evaluated together with the results of a physical examination and your father's complaints to determine the diagnosis of the illness suffered by your father and also to determine what treatment should be given.
If special conditions are found that require treatment by a specialist in another field, your father's doctor will definitely recommend treating your father's condition together with another specialist in the field so that the treatment received is optimal.
In the meantime, it is best for your father to start limiting his movements to be declared otherwise by the treating doctor. It is also advisable not to do heavy activities such as exercising or lifting heavy objects. If a complaint is felt, immediately invite your father to rest in a position that makes his complaints less. Also limit consumption of foods that are high in salt and fat. Drink enough until there is further advice from the doctor.
If the tightness is felt increasingly severe and does not improve with rest, or accompanied by other symptoms such as left chest pain, immediately take your father to the nearest hospital emergency room to get first aid.
I hope this helps.