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Posted on Thu, 3 Aug 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Upon exertion I am out of breath, my chest feels hot and dry, my upper arms hurt and I'm lightheaded. Also my legs, hips and buttocks have been aching for several months and I have had a cough for several months.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
You need to get a few tests done first. Share the results.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. It seems that your heart is unable to respond in response to increased demand. Please mention if you have other symptoms like edema. You need to get an ECG and an echocardiography done. This is important and needs to be done. You also need to walk regularly in the morning. It will physiologically condition your heart. However, proceed for the same only after getting the above tests done.

It seems that somehow you have developed an electrolyte imbalance. I would insist you to take juicy fruits like citrus fruits. They contain plenty of potassium which should help in proper functioning of the muscles and should ease the pain in your legs, hips and buttocks. I would also insist you to get your blood for vitamin D level checked. Based on the reports suitable interventions can be designed.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
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