Mona suffers from heart failure
As people age, the heart tends to swell a little, its walls become a little thicker, and its compartments are a little larger, and this increase in volume is mainly due to the rise in the size of the heart muscle cells. Stiffness of the heart walls causes the left ventricle not to fill up well, leading to heart failure, especially in elderly people with other diseases such as hypertension, obesity, and diabetes.
Mona Abdel Halim, 65 years old, was one of the patients who visited our primary care health center in Qarat kobri. She was feeling short of breath and tired while walking, especially as she suffers from high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
In this case, it is hard for the patient to sleep, and this disease sometimes affects the elderly who have heart failure where fluid collects in the lungs; with medicine, the disease can be eliminated.
By examination, it was found that there was soft purring in the lungs. We did an echocardiogram and an x-ray of the heart patient to show that the diagnosis was “heart failure.”
Dr. Abdullah Al-Nuwaihi prescribed some medicines, confirmed the commitment to take them regularly and advised the patient to reduce fluids and salt and avoid stress.
After that, the patient felt much better, and her blood pressure was controlled.