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What Does Cardiomyopathy Affect In The Body
Hypertrophic or...: Hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy can both result with hypertrophy generally occurring first.
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Many ways: The output of your heart is reduced so that you might get short of breath, your feet and abdomen could swell, your liver can enlarge and get congested, fluid can accumulate in your lungs, your heart will enlarge. Your lips and fingers may look bluish if the oxygen in the blood drops. Since the output of the heart becomes low, all the other organs can be affected.See 1 more doctor answer
All: Depending on how bad it is, there is not enough blood flow to any part of the body including brain, kidneys, lungs, muscles etc.See 2 more doctor answers
I've had diarrhea and nausea all day. Body is achy and sore. As a cardiomyopathy patent should I be extra concerned?
Well, ....: You may have a stomach virus, which will commonly cause your symptoms, and often with rest, and increase of clear liquids over 24 hours, with a slow increase to soft foods, will help your condition. Having an underlying heart condition should make you more aware of being careful that you get better and if any symptoms of your heart arise, you would alert your doctor. Best wishes.See 2 more doctor answers
Woke up with a heaviness in the chest & struggled to sit up. Room was spinning & broke out in a whole body cold sweat. Have cardiomyopathy. Heart?
Cardiomyopathy: These symptoms may be serious given your heart condition - call your cardiologist asap - yes, this could be heart-derived, associated with low BP and then a near-faint spell -
Generally: A nonspecific finding...Not much.Get a more detailed answer ›
Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the cause. If due to alcohol, abstention often cures it. If due to pregnancy, about 50% return to normal. Due to chemotherapy, it rarely improves. Due to viral illness, many get better. If inherited, it won't get better. All of the above aside, there are medications and sometimes devices that can be very helpful for everyone.
Yes, depends on the: Yes it can get better, it depends on the cause. If its due to drinking too much alcohol then stopping alcohol will improve it plus with the help of certain medications such as ace inhibitors or arb, s & certain beta blockers such as carvedilol.If its due to blockage of coronary arteries then revascularization either with a stent or bypass surgery would help.See 1 more doctor answer
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