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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
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
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
Will the remaining remaining half of my thyroid hypertrophy attempting to compensate for the missing half without my taking thyroid med?
Hemithyroidectomy: Yes. If 1/2 your thyroid is removed, the other 1/2 will hypertrophy. Half a thyroid will make enough hormone to keep you normal....If...(big if) that 1/2 thyroid is normal, and not diseased. Why was part of the thyroid removed? If it was hashimotos, then the other 1/2 may be affected too, and may not be normal. ...Read more