For a few months, my 83 year old father had swelling of his ankles and legs. He was told that the swelling in his legs was making his heart work too hard. He was given diuretics and that has helped the swelling. He went to the doctor yesterday and was told that he had irregular heartbeats. He was told to not eat any green vegetables because these will cause stroke. My father will not question a doctor. This goes against everything I read or have ever heard.
My father has had no testing other than a halter monitor a few months ago. He states that the test was normal.
I am concerned that his heart might be causing the swelling rather than the swelling caused the heart problem. Now, hearing that this doctor told him to stop eating green vegetables, I need to ask someone.
Any information or ideas will be appreciated.