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Nasal turbinate: Hypertrophy means enlarged. Turbibates are responsible for humidification and warming of the inhaled air. Can can become enlarged and reduced or obstruct the nasal passages. It is not serious. You have had sinus surgery before which means you have already had inferior turbinate reduction. ...Read more
I think turbinates: I do not believe it is the external nose that is hypertrophic but the inside of the nose, specifically the inferior turbinate tissue. If the inferior turbinate tissue is swollen or enlarged (hypertrophy), there are a number of possibilities. Abuse of OTC nasal sprays, allergy, or genetic reasons and septal dev. This problem can be resolved surgically. I recommend to consult an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Today I got the second sinusitis since November! I also have turbinate hyperthrophy. Should I go to my ENT doc?
Recurrent sinusitis: Two sinus infection is not extraordinary. However, if you do have an ENT doctor that you see, it would be wise to see that doctor and get evaluated. If you have a history of multiple infections per year, then you may need additional evaluation with imaging, possibly sinus surgery. ...Read more
No: A greenfield filter can't cause hypertrophy of the heart because it is upstream of the heart. In general the heart hypertrophies because of a blockage downstream leading to higher pressure within the heart (just like when you put your finger over a garden hose). ...Read more
I have problems sleeping because of my turbinate hyperthrophy. I get congested nose all the time, but I have learned to cope with that. Will this go?
Allergist: If you've already been evaluated by an otolaryngologist perhaps a consultation with an allergist would be worthwhile. Remove all dust collecting articlesand pets from your bedroom, avoid excessive dryness from too much heating or air conditioning and you may need a humidifier in the bedroom. Avoid using nasal decongestants but use ocean mist nasal spray. ...Read more
Slow reps: Depends on how much more than slowness. Discuss with your gym instructor. ...Read more
And: The end of the day is what exercise helped breakdown the muscle better, follow by period of rest for buildup. Light, repetitive improves definition. ...Read more
Arthritis: The spine has disks and facet joints at each level. The disks in the front of the spine begin to wear initially. This is followed by loss of height at the disk and then the facet joints begin to wear out. The body builds bone spurs around the joint which is facet hypertrophy in an attempt to stabilize the joint. This is typical of arthritis in hips, knees, knuckles etc. ...Read more
Arthritis.: It is a relatively normal finding in the spine as we age. Sometimes, bone spur formation can put pressure on nearby nerves and pinch them, causing lots of pain, weakness, or numbness. If you are concerned, speak to your physician. ...Read more
Obstructive Sx.: BPH is a benign enlargement of the prostate glands that occurs in virtually all males as they age. If the lumen of the lower urinary tract is narrowed, obstructive voiding symptoms may develop. These include a weak stream, straining to void, hesitancy, stopping and starting, incomplete emptying, and dribbling among others. ...Read more
Does hyperthropic scar mature and thicken at faster rate at the beginning and slows down later, or does it thicken at the same rate? Thanks.
Varies, BackToBasics: We constantly tear down & rebuild our bodies, rates vary by tissue/organ, age & individual variability. Scar is collage excreted by connective tissue cells to tie tissue back together. "Hypertrophic" is just an after-the-fact observation; does not reflect any understanding of reasons/underlying-variables/controls. Like most of medicine, "hyper" is just descriptive, not understanding/effective Tx. ...Read more
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
Why do they say hypertrophy is bad when athletes have it for a good reason? Athletes have hypertrophy which is the reason for higher BP and lower hr.
Hypertrophy: It has long been noted that ventricular enlargement does not necessarily lead to a decrease in cardiac performance. In fact, numerous studies dating back nearly 40 years have demonstrated that the mild to moderate left ventricular hypertrophy observed in highly trained athletes actually enhances cardiac performance via increases in stroke volume, contractility, and oxygen consumption. ...Read more
Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more
Prostate enlargement: An over the counter remedy with some evidence for effectiveness is saw palmetto. There are good prescription medications that help reduce the number of episodes that you have to go pee either during the day or night (terazosin or doxazosin or Flomax (tamsulosin) [much more expensive]). If medications don't work or stop working after a while, the ultimate treatment is with surgery--resection, freezing, laser... ...Read more
Perhaps you are wondering if men can experience difficulty voiding after anesthesia. This is a fairly common issue, esp in older men, who have had spinal or general anesthesia. It is likely a number of factors which combine to cause (usually) transient problems voiding which may require temporary catheterization.
However BPH per se is not caused by anesthesia. ...Read more
Malalignment: Degeneration of the spine occurs typically with some disk dehydration followed by facet joint enlargement (hypertrophy). In some patients this will lead to joint capsule laxity allowing the vertebrae to slide forward on the vertebrae below. This is called an anterolisthesis or spondylolisthesis. ...Read more
Slow urination +: Fiurst signs of BPH are usually slowing of the urinary stream followed by incomplete bladder emptying or the perception thereof. Need to urinate more frequently by day and night. This can culminate in urinary retention (inability to urinate) which if present, must be urgently relieved by catheterization. BPH best managed by a urologist. Surgery, prostatectomy preferably cystoscopically is best rx. ...Read more