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Husband Has Had Symptoms Starting 2yrs Ago, Which Have Progressed

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Posted on Fri, 26 Jun 2020
Question: Husband has had symptoms starting 2yrs ago, which have progressed breathing issues,loss of appetite weight loss, coughing up clear mucus, constantly out of breath, putting on a pair of socks leaves him in a mess, lately breathlessness getting worse, feeling of having a strap tied round his chest pain in chest and arm
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly refer to the detailed answer below

Detailed Answer:
Hello There

After going through your medical query I understand your concern and I would like to tell you that your husband can be suffering from multiple diseases as you describing his symptoms. Before giving my opinion on his condition I would like to know few things about him

1. Does he smoke/Drink?

2. Any medical history or any current medication if he takes?

3. Family history of cardiac disease?

4. Eating habits ?

5. Any evaluation done in 2 years ? If yes then attach reports?

Kindly revert back with required details for proper guidance.

Kind Regards
Dr Bhanu Partap
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Bhanu Partap (30 minutes later)
Hi he does smoke but doesn't drink
Not seen any doctor in last few years not registered with local gp
Has been clean for 9 years after being a heroin addict
No other complications
No heart problems in family known
Mother died of kidney failure
Not taking any medication
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Follow up: Dr. Bhanu Partap (1 minute later)
Also sorry loss of appetite hardly eats anything
Only sleeps a total of 2 hrs per night
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Thanks for the feedback

Detailed Answer:
Hello

With habit of smoking and all these symptoms it’s strongly advisable to consult a doctor as required important tests will be required like
1. Complete blood count
2. Chest X-ray
3. Ecg
4. Echocardiogram

As these symptoms are mainly because of underlying cardiac or respiratory issues so kindly visit a hospital and get the tests done.

Kind Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Bhanu Partap (20 minutes later)
Hi he knows he should go to the hospital but the fear of waiting around for hours to be seen while the whole corvid 19 situation is happening has scared him into not going to hospital
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hello again

Detailed Answer:
I can understand the situation but we don’t have any other option apart from getting these tests done first so that a proper medical diagnosis can be established. Treatment will depend entirely on it.

Motivate him to wear a proper mask. Hand wash regularly, do not touch his face and maintain adequate distance from others and he will be alright.

Kind Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Husband Has Had Symptoms Starting 2yrs Ago, Which Have Progressed

Brief Answer: Kindly refer to the detailed answer below Detailed Answer: Hello There After going through your medical query I understand your concern and I would like to tell you that your husband can be suffering from multiple diseases as you describing his symptoms. Before giving my opinion on his condition I would like to know few things about him 1. Does he smoke/Drink? 2. Any medical history or any current medication if he takes? 3. Family history of cardiac disease? 4. Eating habits ? 5. Any evaluation done in 2 years ? If yes then attach reports? Kindly revert back with required details for proper guidance. Kind Regards Dr Bhanu Partap