Can anxiety constantly mimic symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy such as shortness of breath lying flat fatigue. No hit in echo ekg/no famhistory.
Anxiety shows itself. In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. See doc to rule out medical conditions and a mental health professional to learn strategies to cope well. Peace and good health.
How can I tell if shortness of breath or feeling of odd breathing is caused by anxiety or heart problem? Not pregnant, normal echo/ecg last year
Anxiety. I understand your concern. Commend yourself for good functioning heart with normal echo/ecg. “Feeling of odd breathing” is due to Anxiety. Shortness of breath will be less intense with Anxiety, and it will not be continuous. Shortness of breath with heart problem is with discomfort, painful feeling in chest, palpitation, weakness See a psychiatrist for diagnosis; Therapy for Anxiety, Relaxation.
Primary Care. Discuss this with your primary care doctor. Develop an understanding with him or her of which of your symptoms you can feel secure about, and which ones you should get medical evaluation for. It may be useful to also have the input of a psychiatrist.
43yo female just diagnosis with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy via echo. How are the severity rated? I have sob, edema, heart pain, fatigue
Measurments. The 2 key measurements are wall thickness (in mm) (normal is.
Important diagnosis. It is important to know whether you have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a genetic disease of the heart, or you have ventricular hypertrophy from another cause. In some patients, this is a difficult determination, but it has important implications for therapy. Be sure that your cardiology team has special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of hcm.