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Enlarged Muscle Around Heart
Cardiac hypertrophy: I'm assuming that you are referring to increased wall thickness of the heart muscle. Reasons can numerous (e.g. Htn or genetic). This is diagnosed by echocardiography & requires consultation with a cardiologist for disgnosis & treatment. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Iam athlete run/bike weightlift and I have an enlarged heart following a Paleolithic diet, since the hearts a muscle does this mean my heart is strong?
Recent ana, low titer. Positive rnp. No raynauds. Muscle aches, joint pains, severe heartburn, pleurisy 3 times last year, enlarged liver, heart races?
Positive RNP: Occur in around 50% of patients with lupus and in patients with other connective tissue disease notably mixed connective tissue disease. Diagnosis of sle depend on recognition of characteristic multisystem disease and exclusion of infection and malignancy. Mctd characterized by overlapping clinical features of sle, polymyositis, systemic sclerosis and high titters of anti-rnp. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
71 yr old male , overweight, enlarge heart, having pain under left armpit down side. heart attack or strain muscles. Did do some reaching yesterday.
Sharp pain now and then around heart.Not sure if internal chest muscle or actual heart.Can stress do this or can it be other issues? Have irreg HRT bt
stress can do that.: The key is to find out how long it lasts. If it last a few seconds nothing needs to be done unless it gets worse. If it is minutes, need medical opinion. ...Read more
Every time I move, take a deep breath I get a dull like ache pain in my chest, (around the heart area). I thought it might be muscle pain. But worried?
Could be many things: Including an intercostal muscle strain(chest wall muscle strain). But it could also be related to irritation of the lung or lining of the lung/chest wall, or even the lining around the heart. This should be evaluated by a doctor sooner rather than later. If your symptoms become more severe or you start to feel short of breath, lightheaded, dizzy then you should seek very urgent help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chest pains: Chest pains on the the surface of your chest are typically related to muscle over use. If your symptoms are associated with shortness of breath you should go the the er. ...Read more
I get some shortness of breath and a little pain in my back right below and around my left scapula! what can that be? Can it be my heart or muscles?
See a Dr ASAP: Those symptoms could be atypical heart pain. More likely pneumonia, but could be symptoms of a pulmonary embolus. Muscle injuries don't generally cause shortness of breath unless there is a major injury which you don't seem to have. You need a chest x-ray and ekg at the very least as soon as possible. Women many times don't have typical symptoms of heart pain. ...Read more
Could major stress cause pain in the area around the heart (below left pec muscles), without having a heart problem? I.E. Just pain, no heart disease?
Muscle tension : Stress can cause activation of your sympathetic nervous system, making your adrenal glands release adrenaline and cortisol and aldosterone. High adrenaline can cause muscle spasms which can contribute to pain. Also chronically high levels of cortisol can contribute to tissue alkalinity, and reductin of tissue magnesium then muscle spams, high aldosterone leads to loss of potassium. ...Read more
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