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Last month I was diagnosed with mild MVP and trivial mitral regurgitation. Everything else normal. Can I continue my weight lifting exercises in gym?

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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hydraulic valve loads high while doing each & every lift.
During the lift, varying with technique/strategy, both pulmonary & system BP's dramatically ?, in turn increasing blood pressure differential on all the valve leaflets. The ?ed pressure drives any prolapse & leaks. Avoid any breath holding (narrowing of vocal cords); bad technique for health. Also get & closely inspect all the echo videos.

In brief: Choices & will drive

hydraulic valve loads high while doing each & every lift.
During the lift, varying with technique/strategy, both pulmonary & system BP's dramatically ?, in turn increasing blood pressure differential on all the valve leaflets. The ?ed pressure drives any prolapse & leaks. Avoid any breath holding (narrowing of vocal cords); bad technique for health. Also get & closely inspect all the echo videos.
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Why is it crucially important to obtain & study copies of all your medical data, all formats? Because the issues are fantastically complex, all medical methods fall vastly short of the complexity of the vehicle (Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body) which we are driving for a lifetime, interpretations are always incomplete/inaccurate & you have the most vested interest, not someone else who simplifies/interprets.
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