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Suggest treatment for dizziness, muscle weakness and increased heart rate

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Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Question: I have dizziness, muscle weakness and increased heart rate. My wife has told me I have sleep apnea I have also noticed an increase in my blood pressure. My average has been 149/90
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to sleep apnea, as well as other possible causes like: chronic anemia, thyroid dysfunction, electrolyte imbalances, etc..

So, coming to this point, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and some tests:

- a resting ECG
- a chest X ray study
- arterial blood gas analysis
- complete blood count
- inflammation tests (PCR, sedimentation rate)
- blood electrolytes
- thyroid hormone levels
- kidney and liver function tests

A polysomonography would help rule in/out sleep apnea and evaluate its possible severity.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues.

Hope to have been helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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Suggest treatment for dizziness, muscle weakness and increased heart rate

Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to sleep apnea, as well as other possible causes like: chronic anemia, thyroid dysfunction, electrolyte imbalances, etc.. So, coming to this point, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and some tests: - a resting ECG - a chest X ray study - arterial blood gas analysis - complete blood count - inflammation tests (PCR, sedimentation rate) - blood electrolytes - thyroid hormone levels - kidney and liver function tests A polysomonography would help rule in/out sleep apnea and evaluate its possible severity. You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues. Hope to have been helpful! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri