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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?
71 yr old male , overweight, enlarge heart, having pain under left armpit down side. heart attack or strain muscles. Did do some reaching yesterday.
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
Both: Organ: a part of an organism that is typically self-contained and has a specific vital function, such as the heart or liver in humans. Heart: a contractile organ consisting of a special bundle of muscle tissue, which moves blood though the arterial system of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart muscle active: Your heart muscle never hibernates (goes to sleep for a period of time). The heart muscle works according to the demand made upon it. Normally, if you are sitting or resting peacefully the heart does not have to beat rapidly or forcefully. If you are exercising or blood pressure is elevated the heart muscle must produce more force and in the case of exercise more speed as well. ...Read more
Need expert opinion on when frightened or in shock does the beating strengthen your heart muscles?
Heartbeats: Strong: The shock of an unpleasant or frightening experience causes Epinephrine release, which increases the heart rate and blood pressure. The combined effect is to send more blood flowing throughout the body, especially the brain and muscles, until the danger subsides. It does not permanently strengthen the heart muscle. ...Read more
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