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Doctor insights on: Biventricular Hypertrophy Causes

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15 yo son extremely athlete has a heart murmur, recent EKG showed bradycardia, right ventricular hypertrophy and possible biventricular hypertrophy?

15 yo son extremely athlete has a heart murmur, recent EKG showed bradycardia, right ventricular hypertrophy and possible biventricular hypertrophy?

Might be fine, but..: This sounds like the sort of thing that the computer in the ECG machine would say, and it is often wrong. He should have an echocardiogram and an examination by a pediatric cardiologist. This may very well all be nothing, but best to check it out thoroughly. ...Read more

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Hypertrophy (Definition)

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


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I have been told I have temporalis hypertrophy, we have just tried Botox injections to help. What can I do if this doesn't work? What is the cause?

I have been told I have temporalis hypertrophy, we have just tried Botox injections to help. What can I do if this doesn't work? What is the cause?

Chronic contractions: Any muscle "hypertrophies" or increases in size when it contracts more than usual or more than normal. That's the reason you are being given BOTOX so that perhaps, you will have the muscles relaxed and go back to a normal size eventually. ...Read more

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What are the actual causes of benign prostatic hypertrophy?

What are the actual causes of benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Variable: BPH is under ther control of hormones, specifically testosterone. It may also be related to genetics. Diet is not associated with prostate enlargement. ...Read more

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Can adenoids become enlarged in adults and cause problems? If so, what are some of the common causes for adenoid hypertrophy in adults?

Can adenoids become enlarged in adults and cause problems? If so, what are some of the common causes for adenoid hypertrophy in adults?

Yes: Adenoid hypertrophy in adults is unusual. Possible causes are infection, hiv, bcell lymphoma, multiple myeloma, etc. Symptoms are nasal congestion, drainage, change in speech quality, nasal drainage, or bleeding. ...Read more

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What causes right ventricular hypertrophy?

What causes right ventricular hypertrophy?

Pressure or volume: Any process that provokes a chronic pressure overload to the right ventricle can do this. Examples are pulmonary hypertension and pulmonic stenosis, ...Read more

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What si the cause of hypertrophy of the heart (thickenng/enlargement)?

What si the cause of hypertrophy of the heart (thickenng/enlargement)?

Hypertrophy: Can be caused by pressure or volume loads on the heart, also genetic causes and sometimes infiltrative diseases. ...Read more

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What causes lingual tonsil hypertrophy?

What causes lingual tonsil hypertrophy?

Usually acid reflux: Most often it is due to acid reflux. The lingual tonsils can become swollen due to reaction to infection as well as allergic reactions. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the causes of moderate facet joint hypertrophy?

What are the causes of moderate facet joint hypertrophy?

Aging and: Aging will lead to degeneration of the facet joints as can injury or trauma which can accelerate this process as can smoking which degenerates the discs which alters the mechanics of the spine segments creating more stresses on the facet joints leading to degeneration. Underlying rheumatologic conditions will affect these joints too. ...Read more

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Dx turbinate hypertrophy. Obstructed. Is that the cause of my shortness of breath?

Dx turbinate hypertrophy. Obstructed. Is that the cause of my shortness of breath?

Turbinates: Yes, turbinates can cause nasal obstruction. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Does patent foramen ovale cause right ventricular hypertrophy? If so why?

Does patent foramen ovale cause right ventricular hypertrophy? If so why?

ASD=RV volume load: This may be a matter of semantics/terminology. Sometimes, patients with an atrial septal defect (ASD) are labeled as having a patent foramen ovale, as both lesions occur in the same spot. If there is an asd, there can be sufficient left-to-right shunting at the atrial level, resulting in rv volume overload, rv enlargement and rv hypertrophy. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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). ...Read more

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What causes hypertrophy of calves in kids with Duchenne? Is it because of how they walk and over use calve muscles or something else?

What causes hypertrophy of calves in kids with Duchenne? Is it because of how they walk and over use calve muscles or something else?

Something else: In brief it's caused by the lack of dystrophin allowing degeneration of muscle fibers and inflammation. If you are in med-school then you need to look it up for yourself ;-) ...Read more

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Does adenoidal hypertrophy cause headaches, dizziness and memory issues? What else could be the cause of my soft tissue swelling in that area?

Does adenoidal hypertrophy cause headaches, dizziness and memory issues? What else could be the cause of my soft tissue swelling in that area?

No: If you know that the tissue in the nasopharynx is benign enlargement of lymphoid tissue, then it is not possible that you would have dizziness and memory issues. If your ENT doctor visualizes, a mass in the back of the nose at 37 years of age, I would operate and remove that tissue to identify exactly what the pathology is. CAT scan of the head would also be appropriate. ...Read more

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Would asd and PFO cause right atrial and ventricular hypertrophy? If so why?

Would asd and PFO cause right atrial and ventricular hypertrophy? If so why?

Enlargement: ASD causes enlargement of the right side of the heart. Not hypertrophy unless it (rarely) has led to pulmonary hypertension. Pfo is not a disease. Almost 20% of healthy people have it. ...Read more

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Does having food allergy or tolerance be a cause of turbinate hypertrophy? Does stopping nasonex (mometasone) cause relapse?

Does having food allergy or tolerance be a cause of turbinate hypertrophy? Does stopping nasonex (mometasone) cause relapse?

More likely inhalent: There are various types of food allergies and sensitivities which can cause skin, GI, respiratory and sinonasal symptoms. Generally turbinate hypertrophy is due to inhalant allergies. Nasal steroid sprays derive their benefit after days of use and must be continued to function. If allergies are present, symptoms of congestion stuffiness generally improved with antihistamine and nasal steroid. ...Read more

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