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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi , I am XXXXXXXX , My dad had a engioblast in Jan 2008 but keeps complaining of breathlessness for about 1/2 hr or so everyday....
User :   all his reports are normal as per the doc we r consulting
User :   is there a problem we need to address
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   When is the breathless ness during?
Doctor :   coudl be please explain a bit on his current problem
User :   since its very hot in b'lore nw a dasys its like 33-37 degrees so may be anytime during the day or nite
Doctor :   Is it angioplasty
Doctor :   with a stent
User :   he keeps harping a little for breath may be under the fan
User :   yeh its angioblast
User :   yeh
User :   the stent was the best stent used
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   It has nothing to do with the stent i suppose
User :   he also complains of tiredness
Doctor :   Was it because of the dehydration
Doctor :   aand salt loss
User :   we tried all tht
Doctor :   How is his urine and stool
User :   normal
User :   but he has diabeties from 22 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is the sugar under control
User :   but hez on strict water diest
User :   diet
User :   yeh sugar is in control
User :   165 after food
Doctor :   What is water diet
User :   yesterdays result
User :   he should be just on 1 ltr water per day
User :   not more than tht
Doctor :   Dont he eat anything more in a day
User :   he does
User :   regular food
Doctor :   Ok was his menu chart reviewed by a nutritionist
Doctor :   i mean a dieticina
Doctor :   dietician
User :   yeh
Doctor :   Ok
User :   hez monitored contineously
Doctor :   Does he have breathless even during sleep or sitting
User :   yeh
User :   both
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was this issue addressed to the treating doctor
User :   yeh
User :   but he says try A/c
Doctor :   Were his room conditions favorable
User :   but not of much help
Doctor :   I too think of the same reasons
User :   the breathlessness is not contineous
Doctor :   It is not breathless ness if it is under rest
Doctor :   after angioplasty
Doctor :   saying the reports are normal
User :   hez not doing any work at the moment
User :   except just the basics day to day activities
Doctor :   So i mean to say, I am afraid it is misinterpreted by saying breathless
Doctor :   if it is so it should be better dealt by physical examination
User :   but his ECG says normal
Doctor :   thats what I say
User :   ECHO tests says Normal
Doctor :   I think it is some discomfort he has
Doctor :   rather than breathless ness
Doctor :   It could not be heartrelated
User :   but it is seen tht he harps for breath
Doctor :   it coudl be anxiety because of the heat
User :   u knw tht breathing hard
User :   ahhh
Doctor :   it may not be related to heart
User :   okie
Doctor :   So i would suggest to keep the surrounding
Doctor :   environment comfortbale
Doctor :   Is he actively advised for walking
Doctor :   and other daily activities
User :   thankz a ton doc, will try doing the same...hope it helps dad cause nw hez been complaining for about a week or so & am gettting worried :(
User :   yes he is
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Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   bye
Doctor :   Hi
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