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39 1 Wed, 13 Apr 2016
Hello, I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, I ve noticed during the day I m fine I walk and breath really good, but throughout the day my breathing and walking is a little bad. I m on Tracleer, water pills and Digoxin and I try to watch my diet, but I m not sure what else too do.
29 1 Fri, 18 Mar 2016
yes please. I am treating my 85 year old dad in my home for conj. heart and kidney failure. we have been on dial.for appx one year. he is sleeping 22 of 24 hours daily. Loss of appetite,diarea,and now vomiting.what should I expect in the near future ?
29 1 Mon, 14 Mar 2016
My mother is in the hospital for liver failure. She just had a blood transfusion. Its been going on for some time. She has been loosing control of her bowels for about 3 weeks maybe longer. She also has heart failure and now she cant breathe. she looks worse every day. How long does she have to...
36 1 Mon, 14 Mar 2016
I m 57 female with history of Breast Cancer, Diabetic, type 2, Hypertension. I take medication for Diabetes, Hypertension, Chole. I m having a severe problem with my feet, very swollen and they are now brusing. I had some blood work.. B Natrieretic Peptide the results read 125(H), should I be...
31 1 Mon, 14 Mar 2016
My father in law is 82yrs old..never complains of illness. He has a chest infection which rapidly led to fluid on lungs, which put a strain on his heart, which caused heart failure..and then life support. He seems to be responding to treatment and is fighting the infection. If he lives what...
48 1 Wed, 9 Mar 2016
i have had double and triple bypasses . 20 stents . i have a fib and congestive heart failure. lupus anticoagulant. diabetes type 2, diabetes and neuropathy also my hands are crippled by gout. i have hospice coming in. my children are angry because they say i am giving up. my husband is my main...
36 1 Wed, 9 Mar 2016
I have an 85 yr old aunt with CHF. She scratched her leg Sunday, it bled a little then a clear fluid started leaking from the same site. Today is Tuesday will it be alright to wait till Thursday for a doctors appointment? And is this related to the CHF?
31 1 Wed, 9 Mar 2016
my father had cardiac by pass surgery... He was fine after that and all his body functions were getting better. But after 6-7 hrs. he had 2 cardiac arrests... After 40 min. of CPR his heart started beating back. Now it s almost 5 days but he has not gained his consciousness... His respiration is...
26 1 Wed, 9 Mar 2016
my father is 87 and in stage 3 of congestive heart failure. I was wondering if he should keep his feet elevated to help with swelling or if it is not going to help and is better to not pester him to keep them up. He just got out of the hospital and is swelling and feeling just awful and I just...
43 1 Wed, 9 Mar 2016
Hyperventilating, sweats, coughing, no appetite. I went to my family doctor twice and 2 other doctors and they all said I had either pneumonis, bronchitis or asthmatic bronchitis. Each time, they put me on antibiotics and I would get better until about a week after I took the last one and then I...
35 1 Wed, 9 Mar 2016
I have congestive heart failure, but I have a pacer/defib. I woke last night with a dull pain in the center of my chest. I had this pain for a couple of hours, I wasn t sure wether I should go to the hospital or not? How can you tell if it is just indigestion and nothing else?
27 1 Mon, 29 Feb 2016
Hello, I have a friend who is 77 years old, CEO of a mid-sized international accounting firm, Caucasian, male, with extensive (pitting) edema of lower extremities and is prescribed three diuretics (loop, thiazide, and pril). He is in located in Manila, I suspect right heart failure, and convinced...
43 1 Tue, 2 Feb 2016
Yes, My husband has congestive heart failure.... he takes carvedilol.. 37.5 mg per day. as well as Coversyl 2mg per day ... a mild dieuretic ... his BP is normal but he suffers from fast heart rates .. 85-106 beats per minute. Due to ice storm we ran out of Coversyl and he has now missed 2 days...
44 1 Mon, 25 Jan 2016
My mother 60year old is patient of heart failure . Now he is taling s numlo 5mg & seloken xl 50mg . now allof sudden is is suffering from headheace and neck pain which is un bearable . as we shown to orthopedic he told me that she has servical pain bu tpain is not reducing fron headech . again we...
38 1 Thu, 31 Dec 2015
My mother in law will be moving in with us this week. We found out recently she has CHF, but we have no idea how long it s been since she was diagnosed. It is unclear whether she deliberately did not tell us, if she s in denial, or if she just didn t hear it. Anyway, I am trying to figure out...
82 2 Wed, 30 Dec 2015
I am a 65 year old woman .Born with congental heart prob and from 7 years till 14 years with rematic fever.Had two hearts ops...pigs aorta then mecanicle which i have had for 30 years.I was told two years ago that my left ventricle was hardening and there was nothing they could do for me.My...
55 1 Mon, 14 Dec 2015
sir my mother age is 50. she has a hole in heart. heart pumping is 35%. now a days she is going weaker and weaker and stomach is also swelled. doctor says that no plantation can cure her. her weight is around 50kg.so what can she eat to get energy to stands herselves
60 1 Thu, 12 Nov 2015
My father was recently diagnost with heart failure... his heart is so inflated that it only working @ 16%!!! He won t tell his Dr that he is a Meth user.... he takes his meds but I know it s not good not good at all!! Ilisten for him all night because I am scared his drug use is going kill him!!...
53 1 Mon, 26 Oct 2015
My husband has a bundle branch block, congestive heart failure, stage 4 liver serrocis, w/hep c. He also has 3 crushed vertebrae w/chronic pain from a bad accident and was taking pain meds but we moved to FL and can t get them here. With all that he has what will happen to him, he s 55.
83 2 Wed, 30 Sep 2015
my mother is 81 years old and was diagnosis last night with congestive heart failure. they took her to cath lab however was unable to put a balloon in because of blockage and her heart is only 20% functioning. What options are there other than surgery?
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