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I have a heart condition recently left hospital. I was put

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I have a heart condition recently left hospital. I was put om 50mg furoismide but continue to have problems with breathing. Went on scale had gained two pounds should I increase direutuc. Leona
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: NOt allergic to medications. I take several heart medications. leona
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no no other physical condition leona
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 months ago.

Do you have swelling of feet, ankles?

Do you have cough, palpitation?

Which heart condition do you have?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 months ago.

Hello again,
I was waiting for your reply.
I am sorry for your symptoms.
Though weight gain, shortness of breath can be associated with fluid accumulation, I would suggest not to increase diuretic on your own.
It needs to be adjusted by doctor after examination.
Furosemide can have side effects like loss of potassium.
Doctor can add other type of diuretic, if needed to conserve potassium.

He can decide about increasing dose.

Please inform your doctor.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish your early recovery.
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