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Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more
No: No this type of surgery does not effect your genetic make-up or "change" your genes. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Syringomyelia: There is no documented evidence that this is the case but having said that I have had patients note that the milder weather changes, those without significant temperature changes do note they have less problems. ...Read more
Obesity & heart size: No. The heart size generally does not increase from obesity itself, unless there is also hypertension or cogestive heart failure. In obese people, the layer of fat in the membrane around the heart (parietal pericardium) does contain more fat, but that is outside the heart itself. But massive obesity can result in extra strain on the heart and can lead to heart failure. ...Read more
No: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease caused by an abnormal gene, typically in one of the genes that codes for the contractile proteins of the heart. At the current time, there are no therapies that can make abnormal genes "reverse" and become normal. Having said that, there are best practices for hcm, even in childhood and best care can result in prolonged life and good long-term outcomes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recent abnormal mammo, amorphous microcalcs, 6 mnth FU. Benign conditions that cause areola shape change + edges to be less defined, like color bleed?
Tough question: Most important thing is to make sure you get proper follow up regarding those mirocalcifications. I think at some point you may end up having a stereotactic biopsy so that a pathologist can look at what's causing those microcalcs. Concerning areola shape/color fading, I would guess that wight gain, hormonal changes and pregnancy would be the things that could cause the diameter to increase. ...Read more
It might: Any pathologist will tell you that the inside of a nodular melanoma is full of areas of rapid growth and usually areas where the tumor seems to be regressing. It's not incoinceivable that a nodular melanoma did not grow. If you have any suspicion that your mass is a melanoma or other cancer, ask to have it excised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal Echo, but what does this mean, the aortic valve showed sclerodegenerative changes, the mitral valve sclerodegenerative changes?
Thick heart muscle: Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle, particularly of the ventricles. Often the septum, the wall between the ventricles, is much thicker than the other walls. When the heart contracts, this abnormally thick septum creates a narrow area that can block, or "obstruct", the flow of blood out of the left ventricle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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