Weakness, Tightness And Coughing, Weight Loss In Patients With Heart Swelling And Pleural Effusion?

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Hello warahmatullahi wabarokatuh, doctor I want to ask, my mother 59th has a swollen heart and pleural effusion … which is felt lemes, shortness of breath, coughing … very thin body condition …, to apply for a way to take a shower, easily tired and unable to stand strong. ……. sysh wonder what my mother is sick ???

1 Answer:

Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The heart is a very important organ for a person's survival because of its function as a blood pump to all body tissues. In the blood there are nutrients and oxygen that make every body tissue work properly. The heart consists of 4 chambers, and the term heart swelling means that there is an enlarged one or more of these spaces.


While pleural effusion is a condition when there is a buildup of fluid between the layers of the lung (pleura). Pleural layer is generally empty, and there is a lubricant so that the lungs can expand and deflate properly. Cardiac swelling and pleural effusion are medical conditions that can occur because of previous illnesses, such as:

High blood pressure
Tuberculosis infection


Pneumonia or pneumonia
Liver disfunction
Kidney disorders
Heart failure
Heart valve abnormalities
Anemia or lack of red blood cells


And there are many other causes that can lead to either swelling of the heart or accumulation of fluid in the lungs or pleural effusion depending on medical conditions and examination results. For symptoms, it can take the form of weakness, tightness and coughing, as well as weight loss. But those symptoms alone are not enough to determine the original cause or illness of your parents. Chest x-rays, blood tests, ultrasound, cardiac records and a detailed history are needed to find out. We recommend that you consult your mother with a cardiologist or internist in order to get the most appropriate examination and treatment.


If your mother uses health insurance, learn how to use and claim it, and get treatment right away. The condition of your mother's discomfort may indicate that the disease must be treated immediately. Meanwhile, keep your mother away from cigarette smoke, limit consumption of water and other fluids, routine consumption of blood pressure-lowering drugs if any, and if the symptoms get worse, do not hesitate to check the emergency room at the nearest hospital. So, hopefully answering your question.

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