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Legendary actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a city hospital here following complaints of breathlessness as a "precautionary measure", ten days after he was discharged, according to hospital sources. The 98-year-old screen icon -- who was taken to the suburban Khar-based Hinduja Hospital, a non-COVID-19 facility -- was admitted to the medical facility yesterday and is doing fine, they added.
Speaking to the media, one of the hospital insiders said, "He was admitted yesterday during the day due to breathlessness. Given his age and recent hospitalisation, the family decided to take him to the hospital as a precautionary measure. He is fine. He is in the ICU so that the doctors can monitor him." Kumar was earlier admitted to the same hospital on June 6 due to episodes of breathlessness. The Hindi cinema veteran was then diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion -- a build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs and underwent a successful pleural aspiration procedure. He was discharged after five days.
Facing difficulty in breathing lately? Shortness of breathing can be a warning sign of some of the very serious health complications. Breathlessness or what doctors call dyspnea may signal the presence of an underlying health problem such as a respiratory illness, heart disease, allergies, or obesity. But, what is breathlessness? what are the symptoms? What does one suffer from shortness of breathe? Let's understand.
Some of the causes of breathlessness include Ailing lungs (suffering from lung-related diseases), Ailing heart conditions (suffering from an abnormal heart rhythm, etc), Anxiety and stress. Some of the other reason can be smoking habits, sedentary lifestyle, underlying thyroid problems, kidney problems and anaemia.
Besides shortness of breathe, one may also suffer from chronic chest pain, extreme fatigue, weakness, sweating, fast heartbeat and dizzy. Other warning signs may include change in skin colour, pale skin and cold hands and feet, etc.
(With inputs from Agencies)
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