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During the night I have woken up gasping for air

hi i am a 65 year old man i am fatigued and i was a drinker.During the night I have woken up gasping for air. I also have an increased urination and decreased appetite. I have had 1 heart attack before, could that be causing my problems. I did have a physical exam done where it said that I have edema in my legs and abdomen . However, I have not gotten my EKG , chest x-ray and angiography done cause I am afraid of what may happen. Can you help me figure out what I have before I get bad news.
Asked On : Mon, 26 Apr 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

Hi... Difficulty in breathing while lying down is referred to as orthopnea. It is a sign of failing heart.. Occurs predominanly due to excessive fluid intake.. This may also be the probable cause for oedema.. You would need to restrict fluid and consider consulting a doctor, a cardiologist for evaluation...

Answered: Sun, 9 May 2010
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welcome to hcm,
you are suffering from complex of problems.please do not afraid to consult with cardio specialist and get his advice for the necessary pathological check.H e will sucessfully manage your case.there will be no use to remote medical diagnosis and treatment

dr.mohsin madni
Answered: Mon, 7 Nov 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
There is nothing like bad news !
You have to under go for certain investigations by which your problem can be diagnosed and treatment can be started.
It is possible that you might have enlarge prostate.
Go for ultra sound for liver,kidney,prostate.
Go for ECG as you had an attack before.
So nothing to worry and go for investigations so that treatment can be started.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 8 Nov 2011
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