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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. 

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