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A 26-year-old female asked:

hypertrophy and dilation usually cause by different things? or do they usually exhist together. ie. if you have a dilated rv it is also hypertrophied?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Ask why: Why do you ask? Athletes may have both, or they may be overreads. Hypertrophy results from a ventricle working very hard; dilation from it not emptying perhaps because it's trying to work past its limit. They often occur together, but the key is to undestand the underlying process (sports training, heart disease).

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How bad is a dilated aorta?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
How dilated?: Depends on how dilated the aorta is. If you are talking about the infra-renal aorta, than anything above 5cm is worrisome in men and >4.5cm in women. If you are talking about the thoracic aorta than anything greater than 6cm is worrisome. What are we worried about? Rupture.
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Mild dilation of the aorta is usually not terribly concerning. When the dilation is more extensive, we call this an aneurysm. Aneurysms have the risk of rupture, which is related to size, and well as the shape of the aneurysm.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is there any evidence that overbreathing can cause adenoid hypertrophy and/or can breath re training shrink the adenoid?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Complex question: If you mean overbreathing through the nose, by the time air reaches the adenoid, it has been cleansed of most contaminants and is at body temperature. Therefore the act of nasal inhalation would have no effect on the size of the adenoid in children. The adenoid is a lympho-epithelial structure that usually atrophies with age. I do not think that any training would effect the size of adenoid.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you explain left ventricular hypertrophy?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
LVH: Left ventricular hypertrophy is when the muscular walls of the left ventricle are thicker than normal. The left ventricle hypertrophies when it does excess pressure or volume work. It can also thicken genetically or when infiltrated by some other form of cells. By far the most common causes are high blood pressure and excellent physical conditioning from long term exercise.
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Whats risk of right ventricular hypertrophy?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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RVH: Right ventricular hypertrophy can occur in valvular disorders like mitral stenosis , long standing hypertension, chronic pulmonary embolism etc. Simply means thickening of right ventricle.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is it possible for your water to break when your not dialated?

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Yes.: If you think you have broken your water go to the hospital now. You may also be having urinary incontinence. But better be safe than sorry.

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