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Hypertrophy (Overview)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of a man's prostate gland).


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What is element hypertrophy?

Hypertropphy: Just means that something is increased in size. For example lots of weight lifting leads to muscle hypertrophy. ...Read more

Hypertrophy (Overview)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of a man's prostate gland).


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What is hypertrophy and who do you see for it?

What type of doctor: You see is determined by what type or tissue
or organ is enlarged. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are slow reps better for hypertrophy?

Can you tell me, are slow reps better for hypertrophy?

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

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How long should I workout? Optimal time duration for workouts? To maximise hypertrophy :)

How long should I workout? Optimal time duration for workouts? To maximise hypertrophy :)

Three times a week: I like to do aerobic exercise 5-6 times a week in an activity you like for at least 20-30 min
Regarding weight training - do a decent workout -
time shouldn't be the issue
You should be a iittle sore for a day but not 2 or 3 days
after ...Read more

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What is facet hypertrophy?

What is facet hypertrophy?

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

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What is multilevel facet degenerative hypertrophy?

What is multilevel facet degenerative hypertrophy?

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

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How to know what is benign prostate hypertrophy and what are the symptoms?

How to know what is benign prostate hypertrophy and what are the symptoms?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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What is adenoid hypertrophy?

What is adenoid hypertrophy?

Large adenoids: It's terminology which means large adenoid tissue. It's only a problem if the large adenoids are causing some obstruction of the airway or eustachian tube, and/or leading to a chronic infection. ...Read more

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What is synovial hypertrophy?

See details: It is thickening of the membrane which lines the joint, usually as the result of inflammation. ...Read more

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What is mild facet and ligamentous hypertrophy?

What is mild facet and ligamentous hypertrophy?

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

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How can benign prostatic hypertrophy be treated?

How can benign prostatic hypertrophy be treated?

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

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What is bilateral facet and ligamentous hypertrophy?

What is bilateral facet and ligamentous hypertrophy?

Facet Ligament hyper: The process of degeneration in the back part of the spinal canal. The joint (facet) breaks down and will increase (hypertrophy) in size. This is a normal aging process is most spines. If the enlargement compresses nerves, leg pain may clinically be present. ...Read more

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What is facet hypertrophy with 2 mm anterolisthesis?

What is facet hypertrophy with 2 mm anterolisthesis?

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

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Describe the features of benign prostatic hypertrophy.?

Describe the features of benign prostatic hypertrophy.?

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