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I've a freind who is experincing extreme lose of energy. I mean very weak after walking about 10 ft. and is bloted in the lower abidomn. He has a pacemaker. after exerting energy he falls a sleep alot.
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Has he checked in with his cardiologist recently? Has he had a recent change of medication? Some heart meds will cause extreme fatigue for a few weeks till the body adjusts. His pacemaker should be keeping his heart rate up to a fairly normal speed (usually 65 - 70 bpm). If he's having bloating, he may need diuretics to control that or need an increase if he's already on them. That's something he should ask his doctor. And I'm sure his cardio has mentioned cutting back on his sodium intake. Overall it sounds like he's dealing with heart failure but only his cardio can tell him about that. If his meds are not helping, he needs to go back and explain what's happening. His condition can be improved even if he's not "cured."
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Pacemakers are to be checked regularly for possible signal issues. If this has not been already done it should be ASAP!!!

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thank you FOR YOU HELP
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THANK YOU for your help!!!
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