After more than ten years of bronchitis, my feet suddenly swollen. This is a danger signal, and my heart can’t hold it anymore.

Lao Zhang has been suffering from chronic bronchitis for more than ten years. He smoked when he was young, and he smoked two or three packs a day for thirty years. After a cold, my condition worsened, my feet were swollen, my face was swollen, I couldn’t sleep well, I couldn’t breathe when I lay down, and I couldn’t eat a few mouthfuls. I went to the hospital and found that my heart was not good. ?

In the distribution of organs in the body, the lungs and the heart are connected to each other to complete the oxygen uptake process of the blood. Any problem with either of the two organs will lead to a decrease in the oxygen content in the blood. Therefore, their respective diseases may cause similar symptoms, such as chest tightness, wheezing, cyanosis of lips and fingers, and their diseases can also affect each other, such as various heart diseases such as myocardial infarction, congenital heart disease It may lead to pulmonary congestion, and lung problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, etc. may lead to an increase in the load on the heart and eventually lead to heart failure.

What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as the name suggests, is a lung disease with tracheal passage obstruction as the core disease. What causes tracheobronchial obstruction? It is caused by some physical and chemical factors such as smoking and long-term inhalation of toxic and harmful substances The chronic inflammation of the tracheobronchial bronchus forms a large number of scars, and at the same time, the tracheobronchial wall is damaged and constricted and spasm, and a large amount of sputum inside is difficult to be eliminated.

Airway obstruction will lead to pulmonary hypoxia, and hypoxia will cause pulmonary vasoconstriction at the hypoxic site, which will inevitably lead to increased intravascular pressure, and the heart supplying blood to the blood vessels must overcome this Stress can barely meet the whole body’s demand for blood and oxygen. One-time and two-hour efforts will not cause the heart to be tired. The key point is that this pressure will not be relieved. , leading to chronic pulmonary heart disease.

What are the manifestations of pulmonary heart disease

Can’t sleep on your back at night

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease does not have this symptom in the early stage. The symptoms of asthma in sitting up and lying down are similar, but when the heart is involved and heart failure occurs, the heart will become congested and the asthma will be aggravated , Because part of the blood can be retained in the sagging part of the body when sitting upright, reducing pulmonary edema, the patient will feel that the symptoms of asthma are better than when lying down, so they will be forced to sit up or use a pillow to elevate the upper body when sleeping at night.

The neck veins are thicker than before

The heart is divided into left and right sides. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease first affects the function of the right heart. When the function of the right heart declines, the blood in it is difficult to be completely drained, which will hinder the return of blood in the veins, such as the heart and the heart. Stasis in the veins, the veins will be stretched thicker than before. The most obvious part is the jugular vein in the neck, which is more obvious when lying down. If you press the liver with your hands, you will also see the jugular vein become more obvious. coarser process.

If you can’t eat, you’ll get bloated

Blood stasis when the heart is affected is systemic. For example, the veins of the gastrointestinal tract are also affected. The blood stasis in the veins can lead to increased pressure and may displace the blood in the blood. Water squeezes out of blood vessels, causing gastrointestinal edema. The edema of the gastrointestinal tract decreases, and the peristalsis ability is insufficient, which can lead to loss of appetite, indigestion, and feeling bloated after eating a little bit of food, which further aggravates the nutrition of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Bad, very unfavorable for the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

How pulmonary heart disease is treated

Because the heart and lungs are not separated, the treatment of chronic pulmonary heart disease is divided into two aspects, the most important thing is to treat the original problems of the lungs. Here we will emphasize the role of oxygen inhalation. Because hypoxia can cause spasm of blood vessels in the lungs, which is the root cause of increased heart load, and oxygen inhalation can relieve it directly and quicklyIn this case, in this case, oxygen is medicine, which is more effective than other treatment methods that cost a lot of money. It is best to inhale for more than 12-15 hours a day. Other treatments include anti-infection, reducing phlegm, and dilating the spasmodic airways. The core purpose is to relieve tracheobronchial spasm, and also to introduce air to relieve hypoxia. Cardiac treatment includes cardiac diuresis and vasodilator to circulate and excrete water stagnated in the body and veins after heart failure.

The heart is in the arms of the lungs. Lung diseases almost always affect the heart more or less. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the most common disease of the lungs, and it is also the cause of chronic pulmonary heart disease. The most common disease of the disease, you need to be alert to the possibility of heart failure during treatment. If the symptoms of the lungs cannot be relieved by any treatment, you must consider treating the heart.