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Warning signs of worsening heart failure

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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If you have heart failure, call your doctor if you notice any of these signs:

  • Sudden weight gain (2–3 pounds in one day or 5 or more pounds in one week)
  • Extra swelling in the feet or ankles
  • Swelling or pain in the abdomen
  • Shortness of breath not related to exercise
  • Discomfort or trouble breathing when lying flat
  • Waking up feeling short of breath
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Increased fatigue
  • Mental confusion
  • Loss of appetite

Warning signs of worsening heart failure

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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If you have heart failure, call your doctor if you notice any of these signs:

  1. Sudden weight gain (2–3 pounds in one day or 5 or more pounds in one week)
  2. Extra swelling in the feet or ankles
  3. Swelling or pain in the abdomen
  4. Shortness of breath not related to exercise
  5. Discomfort or trouble breathing when lying flat
  6. Waking up feeling short of breath
  7. Coughing or wheezing
  8. Increased fatigue
  9. Mental confusion
  10. Loss of appetite

Patients with acidity should avoid chocolates and peppermint

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Persistent acidity is usually due to reflux of acid from the stomach into the food pipe. Mild cases of acidity reflux can usually be managed with lifestyle and dietary modifications along with antacids, H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. However, patients in whom lifestyle management along with empirical treatment is unsuccessful or who have symptoms suggestive of complicated diseases should undergo endoscopy to rule out cancer of the food pipe, a condition linked with persistent acidity. Symptoms that may suggest complicated disease include loss of appetite, loss of weight and difficulty in swallowing food, bleeding and signs of systemic illness. Lifestyle changes for reflux involve elevation of head and of the body, avoidance of food before sleep and avoidance of food which makes the food pipe valve lax. The examples of such foods include fatty food, chocolates, peppermint and excessive intake of alcohol. Hurry, worry and curry are the three main factors that cause acidity apart from alcohol and smoking. People with acidity should consume less of fermented, sour, salty and pungent foods.

Warning signs of worsening heart failure

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , , , , | | Comments Off on Warning signs of worsening heart failure

If you have heart failure, call your doctor if you notice any of these signs: • Sudden weight gain (2–3 pounds in one day or 5 or more pounds in one week) • Extra swelling in the feet or ankles • Swelling or pain in the abdomen • Shortness of breath not related to exercise • Discomfort or trouble breathing when lying flat • Waking up feeling short of breath • Coughing or wheezing • Increased fatigue • Mental confusion • Loss of appetite

Patients with acidity should avoid chocolates and peppermint

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , , , , , , | | Comments Off on Patients with acidity should avoid chocolates and peppermint

Persistent acidity is usually due to reflux of acid from the stomach into the food pipe. Mild cases of acidity reflux can usually be managed with lifestyle and dietary modifications along with antacids, H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors.

However, patients in whom lifestyle management along with empirical treatment is unsuccessful or who have symptoms suggestive of complicated diseases should undergo endoscopy to rule out cancer of the food pipe, a condition linked with persistent acidity.

Symptoms that may suggest complicated disease include loss of appetite, loss of weight and difficulty in swallowing food, bleeding and signs of systemic illness.

Lifestyle changes for reflux involve elevation of head and of the body, avoidance of food before sleep and avoidance of food which makes the food pipe valve lax. The examples of such foods include fatty food, chocolates, peppermint and excessive intake of alcohol.

Hurry, worry and curry are the three main factors for causing acidity apart from alcohol and smoking. People with acidity should consume less of fermented, sour, salty and pungent foods.