My mother has the following complaints. She is feeling rotating chest pain. She has breathing difficulties while walking. I have uploaded her ECG for further investigations.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
I have studied her ECG (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and there is no significant abnormality. I would like to know the following details regarding breathlessness and chest pain that she gets:
Thank you doctor,
Here are the answers to your questions.
She is diabetic for the past 10 years and not under control. Her blood sugar level is 200/250 mg/dL. As a part of her profession, she had been sitting in a chair for more than 18 hours per day. But nowadays, she used to spent only 8 to10 hours per day and that too twice or four times a month. After a long walk she will be panting, not so high but I can spot that out when she speaks. She is not getting proper sleep too.
Welcome back to icliniq.com.
Diabetes is the biggest complication creating disease. So, she should take her medicines regularly to maintain her blood sugar levels.
If she is less mobile, the possibility of cardiac issues and deep vein thrombosis increases. We should not rely on ECG in her case. She should get a Tread Mill Test (TMT), echo, and doppler legsdone. Moreover, she should be given blood thinners in the form of antiplatelet drugs like Aspirin. Your doctor would start her with an assumed dosage and will modify the medicines based on her blood sugar values. She would definitely require weight reduction.
There are two ways of diabetes management:
I would advise you to get her following investigations done:
Query: Hello doctor, I have gotten different answers from various different doctors on this question. Maybe, you can give me a straight answer. What is the acceptable range for blood glucose levels? Some people say the lower end is 70 and some others say the lower end is 130. Please explain. Read Full »
Article Overview: This article emphasizes the impact of diabetes mellitus on oral health problems and its management. Read Article
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder which affects the uptake and use of glucose by the human body. As a result, the glucose level in the blood rises beyond normal which has an overall impact on the general health and oral cavity. Types Of Diabetes Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus: It oc... Read Article
Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I had unprotected sex on the 10th day of my period and then took Unwanted 72 within an hour. Now my period has been delayed by 12 days. The pregnancy test done after 10 days of missing period is negative. But, I am getting pimples, bloated stomach and white vaginal disc... Read Full »
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask a Cardiologist Now