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Had angioplasty, stents fitted, shivering. What is wrong?

Respected sir, my father has performed angioplasty and two stunts are fitted ,after one year he has been developed with lung infection by getting water into the lungs, now since three months he is not able to walk or stand for one minute the legs get shivering and shakes a lot, what is the problem for such a drastic change in the health, his age is 80 yrs, kindly give an opinion regarding this problem
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thank you for your query.

It is about 3 months the lung infection had occurs.
I am not sure that there is some residual infection.

Chronic infection of any part of the body at this age may create this type of problem.
Such a infection may involve the every organ system of the body.
Try to maintain his nutrition & fluid intake properly.

Neurological problem should be considered also.
A stroke also may be responsible for it.

Serum electrolyte test is necessary to exclude potassium imbalance.

If the condition not improving then a neurologist opinion is required.

Take care.
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Cardiologist Dr. Hemant Kumar's  Response
Most patients who have had an acute infection expect to pass through a variable period of
convalescence before they regain their usual health.
reason of drastic change - infection leads to catabolism of muscles which leads to increase calories demand and old person can not cope with this
again possibity of subclinical infection , vitamin d deficancy , old age ,
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