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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Chronic Cardiomyopathy (Overview)

Chronic cardiomyopathy is a condition of deteriorating heart failure due to problems with the muscle of the heart.


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Cause and treatment of chronic cardiomyopathy?

Cause and treatment of chronic cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: There are many kinds of cardiomyoopathy, some infectious , some inherited, some toxic, and other causes; there are treatments that work for most depending on the etiology. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
11 doctors shared insights

Chronic Cardiomyopathy (Overview)

Chronic cardiomyopathy is a condition of deteriorating heart failure due to problems with the muscle of the heart.


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Does the symptom chest pain mean that I have chronic cardiomyopathy?

Does the symptom chest pain mean that I have chronic cardiomyopathy?

Not necessarily: Although patients with cardiomyopathy may experience chest pain, the symptom of chest pain does not necessarily indicate that cardiomyopathy is present. If the chest pain is recurrent or persistent, especially if associated with difficulties breathing, you should be evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Cause and treatment of chronic cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: There are many kinds of cardiomyoopathy, some infectious , some inherited, some toxic, and other causes; there are treatments that work for most depending on the etiology. ...Read more

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Does the symptom chest pain mean that I have chronic cardiomyopathy?

Not necessarily: Although patients with cardiomyopathy may experience chest pain, the symptom of chest pain does not necessarily indicate that cardiomyopathy is present. If the chest pain is recurrent or persistent, especially if associated with difficulties breathing, you should be evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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Chronically low neutrophils41.3%(50-60)high lymphocytes46.9%(25-40)high anion gap14(4-12)abnormal values@least3-5years.h/oPOTS,cardiomyopathy,IrritBS?

Chronically low neutrophils41.3%(50-60)high lymphocytes46.9%(25-40)high anion gap14(4-12)abnormal values@least3-5years.h/oPOTS,cardiomyopathy,IrritBS?

Hard to know: Much more info needed. Would first need to know about medications to address. One commonality: POTS often associates with mast cell or connective tissue problems, especially in light of concomitant cardiomyopathy, and so a work up could begin with a physician familiar with these syndromes ...Read more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Checklist)

Don't overdo it when you have more energy than usual
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Try slow and steady movement like qigong, tai chi, or yoga
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Consider a natural alternative to meds like dipsacus
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Can chronic nausea come from my restrictive cardiomyopathy ( heart biopsy found this I have sarcoidosis)?

Can chronic nausea come from my restrictive cardiomyopathy ( heart biopsy found this I  have sarcoidosis)?

Yes: In fact, an long-term upset stomach is often one of the early and more troubling problems when the heart muscle is failing. I hope you are able to find effective treatment for this often very difficult illness. ...Read more

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Does cardiomyopathy hurt?

No: If you have ischemia from coronary artery disease along with it then you may feel the pain of angina in your chest. ...Read more

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What does cardiomyopathy mean?

Muscle disease : Cardio = heart. Myo = muscle. Opathy = poor function/disease. Therefore cardiomyopathy is a disease/poor function of cardiac muscle. ...Read more

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How do you get cardiomyopathy?

How do you get cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Many causes of cardiomyopathy. Among them are inherited, viruses, toxins like alcohol, radiation, aids, other infectious agents, autoimmune, sarcoidosis, catecholamines, chronic tachycardia and more. ...Read more

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What is cardiomyopathy caused by?

Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is weakened heart muscle contraction. Most common cause is prior heart attacks. However, there are many other potential causes: alcohol (or cocaine) abuse, viral infection (especially coxsackie virus), genetic mutations in certain cardiac structural proteins, uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, hiv, and toxins such as certain chemotherapy agents are some of these. ...Read more

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How does someone get cardiomyopathy?

Many different ways: Cardiomyopathy is weakened heart muscle contraction. Most common cause is prior heart attacks. However, there are many other potential causes: alcohol (or cocaine) abuse, viral infection (especially coxsackie virus), genetic mutations in certain cardiac structural proteins, uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, hiv, and toxins such as certain chemotherapy agents are some of these. ...Read more

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How often does cardiomyopathy occur?

Cardiomyopaty incide: Cardiomyopathy is a relatively common disease, with multiple causes including ischemic heart disease, idiopathic, alcoholism, and chagas' disease, and numerous other rarer causes. Ischemic heart disease is by far the most common cause. ...Read more

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What exercises are safe for cardiomyopathy?

Depends: On the severity and nature of the condition. This is something you should be discussing with your cardiologist or your personal physician....Someone who knows *your* case. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

A disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver ...Read more