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ZORBABUDDHA, April 1,  2019  5:57pm EST

left ventricular hypertrophy/diabetes

  1. am puzzled by the following! I am 66 years old. (that's a puzzle in itself - how did I get here?)   Anyway, At some point I knew I had, or developed, LVH. (both my parents died of heart attacks etc, so maybe this is genetic? I don't know. ) but I suffer a lot from anxiety and stress, just living. Recently started to have Kefir that said to be miraculous probiotic. I went down in weight after three weeks from 12st 12 Ibs to 11 st 3 Ibs; my blood pressure has gone down dramatically too, but this morning frighteningly so to 108/80. and pulse was 81! Usually blood pressure is 140+ & pulse in 60s. was exercising on my elliptical machine 30 mins a day, moderate speed for about a year. But stopped because have also for the last two weeks had a cold and then bronchitis. Presently I am feeling very weak and breathless. Phlegm has changed from brown colour to clear or white so I seem to be getting over the bronchitis. However, other aspects are rather worrying. For a couple of years have felt very fatigued too. When I go out at the moment I feel sometimes quite unsafe because of breathing issue. Looking at all this, see it might seem complex and I have arranged for my doctor to ring me tomorrow but I would nevertheless appreciate any comments on here for me to consider. Thank you very much.
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  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, April 2,  2019  12:21pm EST

    I am so sorry that you are experiencing this! How can we help you get through this?  Best Katie

  • DolphinWrite
    DolphinWrite, April 4,  2019  4:08pm EST

    Hey.  I hope all the best.  After 8 months, I've learned to enjoy life as much as I can.  I don't want to live in worry and fear.  The things that I began to be overly concerned with I'm putting behind, doing what I can for my health.  But I don't want life to be all about me or my condition.  What can I do to improve things, I ask.  This is a process.  Things will improve.  And a positive, healthy outlook will go a long way to improving your health.  God bless. 

  • BrendaAnder
    BrendaAnder, October 3,  2019  1:22am EST

    Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is common in hypertensive patients, and it increases the risk of stroke. It can develop in response to some factor such as high blood pressure or a heart condition that causes the left ventricle to work harder. Sometimes the treatment may be expensive and unaffordable at such a situation take a health insurance plan like Aetna medigap which will be helpful if such situation occurs.


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