Post CABG 2008
Hi sir, My father is Diabetic from 2003 as well as Post CABG in 2008.He suffering from Moderate LVF dysfunction. In March 2015 he had Pulmonary edima and he admitted in hospital same problem repeated in Jan 2016 and again admitted in hospital for 5 days and discharged. From last 2 years Hypo thyriod also started.From 6 months serum creatine is also increased. He is on renal diet and taking medicines for Diabetic(Insulin),heart and thyroid regularly . So from Jan 2016 he is getting thin day by day shortness of breath is the major problem right now. Recently he had blood tests for diabetes and Electrolytes so in tests serum potassium is below normal therefore docter gave tonic to increase potassium. But present problems are : he is having weakness and sometimes while having breakfast or meal his tongue is not getting proper taste even food is perfect. If he walk 10-15 meters he is getting shortness of breath. Kindly Please suggest a solution for his betterment of health condition.
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Jayesh Khandelwal
Cardiologist 8 yrs exp Udaipur
Hello Sir, I understand the situation. There are two basic reasons for shortness of breath. First is Moderate LV dysfunction, which basically means reduced pumping of the heart. Solution for this is to have minimum intake of liquids and fluids so dat heart can pump effectively . Daily liquid intake around 1.5l will help. Plus u need to consult a cardiologist who can stratify your medications. He needs proper diuretics so dat extra fluid can be taken out via urine. Second reason is lungs. Because of fluid overload. He is having multiple issues like diabetes, heart disease - post CABG status, hypothyroidism and others so weakness is a part and parcel of that. Just give him good diet that's all we can plan. Consult a good physician and cardiologist locally.
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