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My65 year old husband usually fit, dug a small drain this

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My65 year old husband usually fit , dug a small drain this afternoon and had to stop as he felt totally exhausted. 2 hours later I took his blood pressure which is 110/40 and pulse 80. He said he feels faint, we live on a remote property so thought I should find out from you if I need to do anything.Said he has felt off since friday night.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.
Hello,
Did he have any chest pains / palpitations ?
Does he have Diabetes / Heart Disease ?
Is he on any medicines ?
Regards,
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No Chest pains but pain down left inside of arn and inner left bicep No medications. no palpitations , no diabetes of heart disease that we know of usually fit
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.

Hello,

This left arm pain can be from a muscle strain caused by the digging.

He does have a low diastolic blood pressure (if checked correctly) , he needs to rest and drink lots of fluids.

He would need to be examined b a doctor and have a baseline EKG, whenever you can see a doctor.

His current symptoms can be from exhaustion and not a recent cardiac event.

He needs to rest and avoid exerting himself and if he notices any palpitations / increased heart rate, chest pains, then he would need to see a doctor ASAP.

Kind Regards,

Dr.Joshi

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