Tom is a 47-year-old male who presents with gradual onset of dyspnea on exertion and fatigue. He also complains of frequent dyspepsia with nausea and occasional epigastric pain. So far you only know that he has a history of alcohol abuse.
What questions would you like to ask this patient about his symptoms?
Start with a differential of at least 5 possibilities (5 possible diagnoses).
Try to account for the dyspnea, fatigue, and epigastric pain were possible with the differential.
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From the above-said symptoms, few conditions can be diagnosed as discussed below on the basis of questions answered by the patient. The questions can be as follows for the purpose of diagnosis…
Que1. Are you having kidney disease, angina (chest pain), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, or other heart problems?
Que2. Are you having a family history of heart disease or sudden death?
Que3. Are you smoke or use tobacco?
Que4. Are you drink alcohol and how much you drink?
Que5. Have you been treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation?...
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