Former Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista has once again snubs the invitation to attend the senate probe on his alleged ill-gotten wealth.
Bautista says he can’t come home because he is suffering from pulmonary hypertension.
But a female doctor and blogger Ethel Pineda doubts Bautista can’t come because of his health.
Dr. Pineda says if he was well enough to travel a few months ago, then there is no reason he can’t safely travel back home now.
In the Facebook post, Dr. Pineda gives the public a short lecture about the health condition that Andy Bautista claims he is suffering from.
Check out the full text of the post below.
Mr. Andy Bautista cannot come home because he has PULMONARY HYPERTENSION. Daw.
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart. In one form of pulmonary hypertension, tiny arteries in the lungs, called pulmonary arterioles, and capillaries become narrowed, blocked or destroyed.
When the arteries are blocked, there is less blood getting oxygen from the lungs, and therefore there is less oxygen available for the body’s use.
The high pressure can also affect the right side of the heart, making it work harder and in severe cases, for it to fail.
There are many causes of Pulmonary Hypertension. Heart disease, lung disease such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD, for example emphysema and chronic bronchitis), even street drugs such as cocaine and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that Mr. Andy Bautista, his brother Dr. Martin says, has..
Pulmonary Hypertension may be mild, so that there are no symptoms with no limitations of physical activity or severe so that patients are not able to carry out any physical activity without symptoms.
There are many treatments for hypertension.including intake of medications and if warranted, surgery.
He was well enough to travel a few months ago. It has to be proven that Mr Bautista really has the condition and that he cannot tolerate the flight back home.
Netizen Sherry Zimmer Bautista offers Bautista an alternative if he can’t travel by plane. “should take a boat…I am sure there a many ships leaving the States and arriving in Manila..”
Meanwhile, Cheryll Hornejas says that if we are still friends with the US, the gov’t may ask Trump to snatch him while asleep and send him home straight to the senate hearing. “What? He is a precious smeagol that we cannot demand to send him back from the US? We are still friends with the US right?…surely they can snatched him while he was asleep and wake up to find him in the middle of a Philippine senate hearing …
Just a thought…would be awesome if it would happen.”