In Pericardial Disease, there is a mismatch of fluids between the heart and the pericardium. Common symptoms here include fever and fatigue along with extreme pain in the muscles. There is also a risk of having stomach disorders that include chronic gas, nausea, loose motions, acid reflux and other related digestion issues.
HOW IS PERICARDIAL DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of acute pericarditis remains a clinical one based on history, physical examination, ECG and the echocardiogram. Other imaging studies, including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be used in selected cases to investigate the pericardium.
HOW IS PERICARDIAL DISEASE TREATED?
Treatment of Pericardial Disease is based on the symptom and underlying cause. Common treatment methods are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid medications, anti-biotic and colchicines for repetitive symptoms. In severe cases removal of the stiff pericardium may be required
DID YOU KNOW?
The problem of PD is a rather troublesome one and leads to a series of digestive disorders if not treated on time.