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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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How dangerous is an enlarged left atrium?

How dangerous is an enlarged left atrium?

The size is : Not the problem, the issue is what caused it to become large. Significant mitral regurgitation is a possibility as is hypertension. An enlarged left atrium increases the risk for atrial fibrillation. See your doctor ...Read more

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Can an enlarged left atrium cause chf?

Left atrium enlarged: The left atrium gets enlarged when it has a pressure or volume load upon it. It can be associated with various heart abnormalities including CHF but it isn't a cause per se. ...Read more

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How serious is having an enlarged left atrium with emphysema?

How serious is having an enlarged left atrium with emphysema?

Emphysema : Is a serious matter much more so than left atrial enlargement which is not of significant worry unless arrythmia is resultant or enlargement is result of mitral valve dysfunction. ...Read more

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Left atrium enlargement with 1 st degree heart block is there any cause for concern?

Left atrium enlargement with 1 st degree heart block is there any cause for concern?

LA enlargement : La enlargement is likely due to one of several causes including high blood pressure, valve disease or other structural heart problems. This could be related to the first degree heart block since if the atria is big then it may take longer to conduct from the atria to the ventricle. The best way to evaluate la or left atrial size is by an ultrasound or echocardiogram of the heart. ...Read more

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Mildly enlarged left atrium with atrial fibrillation.Should I be worried about the enlarged left atrium? Thank You.

Mildly enlarged left atrium with atrial fibrillation.Should I be worried about the enlarged left atrium? Thank You.

Atrial enlargement &: slowed atrial conduction are classic precursors & setup for atrial fibrillation. AFib is rare without these. Less commonly discussed are atherosclerosis, plaque ruptures & compromises of circulation to atrial muscle, a setup for ?ed atrial function just as it is for ventricular muscle. Thus optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c & Systolic BP, the 3 biggest drivers of atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Can the left atrium be enlarged in 5 months time? I had lt atrium 35 mm 6 months back shown in an echo & an EKG one month back indicates I have lae.

Can the left atrium be enlarged in 5 months time? I had lt atrium 35 mm 6 months back shown in an echo & an EKG one month back indicates I have lae.

Possibly: It's is possible for left atrial enlargement to occur over a period of months depending on heart function or heart valve problems, masses, etc. An ECG finding of left atrial enlargement is less sensitive and specific for lae. An echo is a more definitive test. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mitral regurgitation and enlarged left atrium, now lately i've been getting a lot of chest pain sometimes everyday.What could it be?

I was diagnosed with mitral regurgitation and enlarged left atrium, now lately i've been getting a lot of chest pain sometimes everyday.What could it be?

Get it checked out: Mitral regurgitation is when the mitral valve leaks blood back into the left atrium. This can definitely cause the left atrium to enlarge. However, this typically doesn't cause pain per se. Shortness of breath, funny heart rhythms, fatigue are all possible symptoms. Some, however, describe things differently. I recommend you get this checked into. Chest pain can also be something serious. ...Read more

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Had echo after stvs (which i've had intermittently for years) that turned into afib. Doc said my left atrium is "slightly" enlarged. I'm 59, female. He said it's not unusual at my age. Agree or recs?

Had echo after stvs (which i've had intermittently for years) that turned into afib. Doc said my left atrium is "slightly" enlarged. I'm 59, female. He said it's not unusual at my age. Agree or recs?

Most common cause : Of atrial fibrillation in usa is hypertensive cardiovascular disease. Enlarged left atrium cause the abnormal atrial arrhythmia. Heart rate control and prevention of thromboembolic event a must. Sinus rhythm convertion always a possibility to avoid complications. Electrical, drug and ablation therapy are 3 possible treatments. Consult your cardiology for the best regimen for you. ...Read more

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