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I Have Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy How Can I Cope With This
Knowledge=power: Most important is to understand what this diagnosis means, and what the risk is to you as an individual. The manifestation of this genetic abnormality is extremely variable, so you cannot assume what you read about applies to your case. A cardiologist with experience in this disease can advise you on your risk of heart arrhythmia, as well as exercise that should be safe, or avoided, in your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
Last Year I Was Diagnosed With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Can This In Any Way Be Related To Me Feeling Panic Attack Symptoms. How Can This Relate?
Not directly: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy comes in many degrees of virulence....depending on genetics, thickness of walls, etc. Some individuals are more predisposed than others to arrhythmias and/or PVCS (felt as palpitations). This indirectly can lead to panic attacks if you get very worried when you feel palpitations. Otherwise, no, HOCM does not directly lead to panic attack. ...Read more
I have exercise induced asthma and possible hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. When I exercise how can I tell which one of these causes a problem?
Can you tell me if I have asymmetrical septal hypertrophy and no signs of obstructive cardiomyopathy can I do exercise?
Complicated question: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is one of the diseases that increases the risk of sudden death with exercise. The individual risks are hard to predict, although there are factors such as extreme hypertrophy that appear to increase risk. While some level of exercise may be possible, it is absolutely important that you discuss this in detail with your cardiologist. ...Read more
What to do if I have been diagnoised with COPD / chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can anyone tell me about it am 48 yr?
COPD...: COPD is a slowly progressive lung disease usually caused by smoking. Quitting smoking is essential to slowing the disease progression. Treatment usually involves bronchodilator and steroid inhalers to alleviate symptoms. If your oxygen level is low enough, supplemental oxygen therapy will also slow disease progression. See a lung doctor for both diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I recently fit tested for a respirator and was told I may suffer from a superimposed Obstructive Pulmonary impairment? How can I fix this?
Need diagnosis...: Before it can be treated, you first need a definite diagnosis. You will need a pulmonary function test to see if you have obstruction in your airways and if it is reversible with bronchodilators or not. Your family doctor can order the test and then it will be interpreted by a lung doctor. You may need to see a lung doctor, depending on what the test shows. Good luck! ...Read more
Tends to recur: AF tends to recur. Not always, but usually. At your age (38), you don't need anticoagulation unless you have diabetes, CHF, or hx of stroke. The symptoms are annoying but not dangerous. Medications, if your spells are frequent enough to warrant treatment, can help. Ablation is indicated if you fail at least 1 medicine. ...Read more
Depends on level: If your oxygen level, on room air, is over 90% at rest and with walking, you won't need oxygen. In fact, you won't even qualify for oxygen therapy at home until your level goes down to 88%. Thus, simply having that diagnosis of ipf doesn't necessarily mean you will need oxygen. Now, many people with ipf do need oxygen, but it doesn't necessarily need so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm) is a genetic disease of the heart muscle. There is no "cure" for hcm. In some cases, if there is severe obstruction to left ventricular outflow, surgery is recommended to relieve the obstruction, but the patient still has hcm. Best care is delivered by a cardiac team with special expertise in hcm. ...Read more
Coping: I am sorry to hear you are suffering and have a long term diagnosis.. You should seek out a counselor you feel comfortable with, and ask at hospitals and clinics if there are support groups with members going through same illness. Having good friends to lean on also helps and not isolating yourself - staying busy to the extent you can in social settings. Good luck. ...Read more
Likely benign: Arachnoid cysts are congenital lesions and if you have made it into adulthood, it is unlikely to need any intervention . If surgery is recommended, make sure to find out why as unless there are progressive neurological deficits directly attributable to the cyst, surgery is not indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have atrial septal defect. Can i exercise still? What can I do to prevent worsening of right ventricular hypertrophy from to asd before surgery?
Complete evaluation: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is potentially dangerous, but very manageable. A complete assessment by a physician who is well versed in the condition is very important. Until that evaluation occurs, you should avoid overly stressful activities such as competitive sports. Symptoms of palpitations, dizziness or fainting warrant a more urgent assessment. ...Read more
Hocm is a condition of local muscular obstruction to the outflow of blood from the heart. It is part of the spectrum of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which is abnormally thick heart ...Read more
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