My heart is thick, why? Causes of left ventricular hypertrophy

Dr. Larry Weinrauch Health Pro April 06, 2008
  • Our hearts are vital pumps. Just like any pump they work best at the pressures for which they are designed. But unlike most mechanical pumps, the heart does adapt to working under pressures for which it was not necessarily designed. It does this by thickening to accomplish work at a higher pressure, ...

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  • Anonymous
    Mrs. Hall
    Jun. 29, 2011
    So glad I found this sight... I was just diagnosed with a boarder line thick heart due to hypertention... I have been experiencing the irregular heart beats as well... I asked my doctor if that caused it and he told me no.... Now I can stop being scared, (even though my doctor told me there wa nothing to worry about) when he told me thick heart doesn't cause...
    RHMLucky777
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    So glad I found this sight... I was just diagnosed with a boarder line thick heart due to hypertention... I have been experiencing the irregular heart beats as well... I asked my doctor if that caused it and he told me no.... Now I can stop being scared, (even though my doctor told me there wa nothing to worry about) when he told me thick heart doesn't cause irregular heart beats, I started thinking it was something else more serious... Not that this isn't.... But thatnk you.. This info was very helpful;)
  • Anonymous
    Linda
    Jun. 03, 2009

    I just found out yesterday about my mucle around the heart thickening. Most of my family have died from heart disease. What can I do to reverse it? I have had a stent placed in my L.A.D. and am now on 2 blood pressure medications. What foods should I avoid and which foods should I eat. I am very much overweight and I also have diabetes. This was a good answer...

    RHMLucky777

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    I just found out yesterday about my mucle around the heart thickening. Most of my family have died from heart disease. What can I do to reverse it? I have had a stent placed in my L.A.D. and am now on 2 blood pressure medications. What foods should I avoid and which foods should I eat. I am very much overweight and I also have diabetes. This was a good answer for me Thank you!!

    LQ

    • Anonymous
      kandiah
      Jan. 24, 2010

      i just found about my heart muscle is getting thickened.   i am advised to do more aerobic exercices including brisk walk.   no medications yet.   i am diabetic taking tablets  i am also taking tablets for preventing high blood pressure

       

      i am highly worried since i heard this news   any small advice will help...

      RHMLucky777

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      i just found about my heart muscle is getting thickened.   i am advised to do more aerobic exercices including brisk walk.   no medications yet.   i am diabetic taking tablets  i am also taking tablets for preventing high blood pressure

       

      i am highly worried since i heard this news   any small advice will help what to do in terms exercise  or even the type food that should or should not be consumed.

       

      thanks