Hepatitis C breathing difficulty?
Topic: Hepatitis C breathing difficulty?
September 17, 2019 / By Almah Question:
so my dad has been having difficulty breathing. sometimes in the mid of the night, he has to get up and gasp for air. it really scares me cause at times it is really serious and you can hear him coughing and gasping.
is this normal for him to do this? and he also snores really looudly. my dad has to get up at 6 everyday to go to work and at night, he constantly wakes up and uses the restroom or like in the middle of snoring. this might sound dumb but like his snores are not just looud but they get to the point where he is aware that he is snoring - i guess that is the best way to describe it. i have read everything i know about hepatitis c, and knowing that there is no cure for it kills me. my dad is the best dad and teaches me everything, i cant stand to just sit there and not try to do something to help him. please, if there i anything out there that can make him better please tell me.
oh and my dad goes to this really..i say retarded doctor in my opionion. his doctor tells him he shouldnt eat meat, chicken, pineapples, eggs,.. just the stupidest things that i have never heard of , leading to the cure of hepatitis. so i been telling him that the docotor is wrong and he needs to find another one. am i right ?
thanks for annswering!
Best Answers: Hepatitis C breathing difficulty?
Val | 7 days ago
"his doctor tells him he shouldnt eat meat, chicken, pineapples, eggs,.. just the stupidest things that i have never heard of , leading to the cure of hepatitis." -- Is your dad followed by a hepatologist or infectious disease specialist? What kind of doctor gave him diet advice? Did you hear the doctor come out and say that following a certain diet will cure him? I'd love to know the answers to these questions.
It's true that nutrition is important in managing HCV. Water, plain water, is the most important nutrient your father can have. A healthy hepatitis diet is low in fat, cholesterol, sugar and sodium, high in complex carbohydrates and has adequate protein. If your dad is having problems with appetite, several, small meals and snacks may work better than 3 larger ones. There's no reason he can't eat fresh pineapple (without heavy syrup) if he enjoys it. He can eat lean meat and chicken as well.
"Hepatitis C breathing difficulty? is this normal for him to do this?" -- Is your dad receiving any form of treatment at this time, or did he recently undergo treatment? Lung problems can be related to liver disease and to some of the meds used to treat it but your dad's issues sound more like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Sweetheart, respiratory difficulties are never normal. You keep listening to your instincts. Have him sleep with a second pillow under his head. The elevation may help but addressing this will help infinitely more.
"this might sound dumb but like his snores are not just looud but they get to the point where he is aware that he is snoring - i guess that is the best way to describe it." -- Not dumb at all. This is exactly the way to describe it. He wakes himself up.
This is a link to a site called Hepatitis Central. Use this link to locate physicians in your state who treat HCV. http://www.hepatitis-central.com/hcv/drs... Your dad deserves to have more options.
The nursing student is on the right track for the most part and I don't wish to discount what others have to say. But I'm not a layperson. I'm not a student. I'm the real deal. I strongly advise you to use the link I gave you and consider other physicians for your dad's care. I also strongly advise you to have his primary physician investigate the possibility of obstructive sleep apnea. Your father should be referred to an ENT for further evaluation. Obstructive sleep apnea can be dangerous.
At finally, do you have DPOA and/or DPOA for Healthcare for your dad?
Any chance I could get answers to the 4 questions I asked?
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Props to you for caring about your dad! My dad also has breathing problems. Try getting him a nebulizer or inhaler? And just because he is "diagnosed" with Hep C doesn't mean anything. Continue living life and support your father always :)
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