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Suggest treatment for pulmonary embolism, weight gain , fatigue and shortness of breath

I have pulmonary embolisms, Edima, weight gain, severe fatigue, shortness of breath which leaves me light headed. My cardio function is great, blood panel good, but elevated inflammation markers. Inhalers including albutoral showed no pulmonary change. Oxygen saturation typically at 97%. No one has been able to diagnose root cause of emboli. Any thoughts are appreciated! I am on xeralto and diuretics. I am hoping someone has seen these symptoms present before and knows the cause of them. No dvt
Tue, 12 Apr 2016
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hi,

thank you for providing the brief history of you.

to come closer look to your symptoms that you have shortness of breath, fatigue, edema and weight gain.

Few things to understand here - the symptoms you are facing are all interconnected. As due to the embolism you are not able to have proper utilization of the lung fields, which is needed. Due to which the oxygen is less in the body and you feel fatigue. Also when you feel fatigue later it will restrict your cardiorespiratory endurance and lead to edema.

To cut down all the bridges between the whole process, you need to focus on doing regular exercises. As once you will do your most symptoms will come down. As exercise improve the metabolism and also the oxygen in the blood it will help further to recover and provide good functional abilities.


I have seen cases with such issues and 99% have recovered well. I wish the same of you. god bless you

Regards
Jay Indravadan Patel
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Suggest treatment for pulmonary embolism, weight gain , fatigue and shortness of breath

hi, thank you for providing the brief history of you. to come closer look to your symptoms that you have shortness of breath, fatigue, edema and weight gain. Few things to understand here - the symptoms you are facing are all interconnected. As due to the embolism you are not able to have proper utilization of the lung fields, which is needed. Due to which the oxygen is less in the body and you feel fatigue. Also when you feel fatigue later it will restrict your cardiorespiratory endurance and lead to edema. To cut down all the bridges between the whole process, you need to focus on doing regular exercises. As once you will do your most symptoms will come down. As exercise improve the metabolism and also the oxygen in the blood it will help further to recover and provide good functional abilities. I have seen cases with such issues and 99% have recovered well. I wish the same of you. god bless you Regards Jay Indravadan Patel