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What Do Dizziness, Fatigue, Swollen Feet And Breasts Indicate In An Elderly?

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Posted on Mon, 6 Nov 2017
Question: My 70 year old father has swollen feet up to his thighs and his breasts are also swollen. Been dizzy and passed out the other day. Fatigue, but trouble sleeping no headaches sometimes nausea no known heart problems but does have copd.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Possibility of Cor puomonale is more likely.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Your father is having fluid overload.
In COPD (chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease) patients, fluid overload is seen with Cor puomonale (CorP).
CorP is actually a complication of COPD.
Long standing COPD causes pulmonary hypertension and this in turn causes right sided heart failure.
Right side of heart receives blood (fluid) from the body.
So when it fails, fluid tend to accumulate in lower limbs, abdomen, chest etc.
So immediately take him to hospital and get done 2d echo for the diagnosis of CorP.
He will need diuretics and other supportive treatment.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your father. Thanks.
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What Do Dizziness, Fatigue, Swollen Feet And Breasts Indicate In An Elderly?

Brief Answer: Possibility of Cor puomonale is more likely. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. Your father is having fluid overload. In COPD (chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease) patients, fluid overload is seen with Cor puomonale (CorP). CorP is actually a complication of COPD. Long standing COPD causes pulmonary hypertension and this in turn causes right sided heart failure. Right side of heart receives blood (fluid) from the body. So when it fails, fluid tend to accumulate in lower limbs, abdomen, chest etc. So immediately take him to hospital and get done 2d echo for the diagnosis of CorP. He will need diuretics and other supportive treatment. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your father. Thanks.