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What exactly is diastolic dysfunction?

What exactly is diastolic dysfunction?

Diastolic dysf: This occurs when the heart muscle is stiffer than normal and more than a normal amount of pressure is required to fill the heart before it pumps the blood out. If the filling pressure gets too high it results in pulmonary edema and shortness of breath, particularly with exertion. Uncontrolled hypertension is a common cause and can be acute or chronic. ...Read more

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What is diastolic dysfunction ?

What is diastolic dysfunction ?

Diastolic dysf: This occurs when the heart muscle is stiffer than normal and more than a normal amount of pressure is required to fill the heart before it pumps the blood out. If the filling pressure gets too high it results in pulmonary edema and shortness of breath, particularly with exertion. Uncontrolled hypertension is a common cause and can be acute or chronic. ...Read more

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What helps/ resloves/ reduces exhaustion fo diastolic dysfunction? What can I do to fix it. Ali

What helps/ resloves/ reduces exhaustion fo diastolic dysfunction? What can I do to fix it.  Ali

Diastolic dysfunctio: There are many causes of diastolic dysfunction, coronary disease, myocardiopathies.It depends on the ejection fraction of the left ventricle.There is no simple fix , you have to the cause. ...Read more

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Is diastolic dysfunction reversible?

Is diastolic dysfunction reversible?

Depends --: it depends on the causes -- for example, obesity and elevated BP can be treated, but heart attack and heart muscle disease are irreversible ...Read more

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Help docs, is grade 1 diastolic dysfunction something to be worried about?

Help docs, is grade 1 diastolic dysfunction something to be worried about?

No: It's a sign of normal aging and very common. Be sure your BP is controlled. ...Read more

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Is grade 1 diastolic dysfunction a major problem? Is there any way to prevent it from progressing to further grades ?

Is grade 1 diastolic dysfunction a major problem? Is there any way to prevent it from progressing to further grades ?

Stay hydrated: Stay hydrated so your heart fills in with blood. Make sure your heart rate doesn't go high. Pericardial disease, past or current, may contribute. If you are able to identify cause, than treat ...Read more

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I was wondering what does left ventricle - grade 1 with no evidence of diastolic dysfunction mean?

I was wondering what does left ventricle - grade 1 with no evidence of diastolic dysfunction mean?

Mild stiffness: your heart is mildly stiff-maybe from high blood pressure -but it still functions well and therefore no evidence of diastolic dysfunction. ...Read more

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I'm 31 and was told I have diastolic dysfunction and minur tricup regurgitation, myoview stress was normal ef 60% should I be freaked out?

I'm 31 and was told I have diastolic dysfunction and minur tricup regurgitation,  myoview stress was normal ef 60% should I be freaked out?

No but: You likely have stage I diastolic dysfunction -aka abnormal relaxation. Just be sure your BP stays well controlled and you can lead a normal, healthy life. Your echo findings indicate that, if you have aspirations of winning a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics, you may be disappointed. ...Read more

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Just had a silent mi echo shows diastolic dysfunction is this serious?What can I do to help myself? Thank you

Just had  a silent mi  echo shows diastolic  dysfunction is this serious?What can I do to help myself? Thank you

Coronary disease: Diastolic dysfunction is caused by the heart not relaxing adequately between heart beats. The best therapies are medications like beta blockers which slow and protect heart.. The best things you can do are take your meds follow a low fat low salt diet. Exercise aerobically daily when you physician releases you. A cardiac rehab program is excellent start. ...Read more

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Best treatment and home remedy for diastolic dysfunction grade 1?

Best treatment and home remedy for diastolic dysfunction grade 1?

HTN: Grade 1 Diastolic Dysfunction is a failure of relaxation of left ventricle Usually seen in hypertension (elevated blood pressure). The best treatment is making sure that blood pressure is in a normal range, ideally less than 120/80. A low salt diet is appropriate. As far a home remedy - nothing specific - sensible diet and exercise and weight loss would be recommended. ...Read more

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