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    What causes swelling in the legs while on Lasix?

Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: my wife is 77 and up to 6 mos was playing tennis. Now has a-fib corrected by inversion, bronchioestasis with clear lungs nd no mucus expected, has interment swelling of legs, relieved with Lasix. Cardio states heart ok I
n various ways. Taking nacl breathing treatment 3 x/dat and 1 dilt xr 240 mg a day. Also pradaxa 250 2x/day.
She has unsteady walking and is extremely tired after short walk. What do you thnk?bp 107/80 and pulse 84
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get done PFT.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No need to worry for cardiac etiology for her symptoms as her heart is ok.
Bronchiectesis can cause obstructive Airway defect. And this can cause Tiredness on exertion.
So better to get done PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
PFT will not only diagnose obstructive Airway defect, but it will also tell you about severity of the disease and treatment is based on severity only.
She may need inhaled bronchodilators (formoterol or salmeterol and tiotropium).
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your wife. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
thank you
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
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Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
It's good that my advice is helping you. It's always encouraging for doctors to hear positive feedback from patients.
Hope I have solved your query. If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wishing good health to your wife. Thanks.
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