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My dad had a weird situation on Sunday, he was at church not exerting any effort really and his heart started fluttering. He came home immediately and said he hasn’t felt right since. He said he is really thirsty. No appetite. Shaky, and tired. He has no insurance. What do you think is going on?

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

I don’t know if my family has a history of heart disease, I don’t think so. He has been trying to lose weight and he cut out sugar recently.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I don’t think he has been to a doctor for a long time so I don’t know

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I'm very sorry about your dad

This could be a sign of diabetes

weight loss with excessive thirst and urination would be very common

plus, he could be having fluttering due to the dehydration from it

I would take him to ER for an examination

This is serious enough to warrant that and will give you a definitive diagnosis

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The problem is he doesn’t have any money, I know you said take him to the ER but what about an immediate care?

yes, urgent care would work

they can do blood and an EKG

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay, thank you so much. I only have one more question. He is wanting to wait it out and see how he feels tomorrrow. Do you think we should wait tomorrow to take him or is this life threatening if we don’t take him immediately?

I would absolutely take him!

Something is wrong and won't resolve by tomorrow

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