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Helen Davis
(864) 232-0100
10 Enterprise Blvd.+ East Side Medical Center+ ste. #207
Greenville, SC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Phyllis Woods
864-757-1269 or 864-386-1942
400 S. Main St. Suite J
Maulden, SC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Jeanne Fowler, DVM
(864) 834-7334
also offering Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM),409 Old Buncombe Rd.
Travelers Rest, SC
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Animal Health, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Laser Therapy, Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
All About Pets

Linda Brewer
(864) 576-9164
1218 John B. White Sr. Blvd.,Suite D
Spartanburg, SC
Specialty
Aromatherapy, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Healing Touch, Life Coaching, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Metaphysics, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Raindrop Therapy, Reconnective Healing, Remote Healing, Spiritual Counseling, The Healing Codes

Carolina Chiropractic
(864) 877-2042
611 East Wade Hampton Boulevard Suite B
Greer, SC
 
Betsy Exton
(864) 233-4811
14 South Main St.
Greenville, SC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Angela Toplovich
(864) 963-4466
607 N. E. Main Street
Simpsonville, SC
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Shelly Shafer, LMBT, LE, CT
Spartanburg, SC
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Certified "Color Elite" Color Therapist
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Peacefulmind.com

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C V S/ Pharmacy
(864) 848-4350
Dill Creek Commons
Greer, SC
 
Carolina Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
(864) 877-4514
404 Memorial Drive Extension
Greer, SC
 
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a group of heart disorders in which the walls of the ventricles thicken. Usually, any thickening of the muscular walls of the heart is from the muscle's reaction to an increased workload.

Risk Factors

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is often found in:

  • People with a birth defect

  • In adults with acromegaly (from excessive growth hormone in the blood.)

  • People who have pheochromocytoma (a tumor that produces adrenaline.)

  • People with neurofibromatosis, a hereditary condition.

    Here is the chain of effects that leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy:

    1. The heart becomes thicker and stiffer than normal.

    2. As a result, the heart become more resistant to filling with blood from the lungs.

    3. This leads to back pressure in the lung veins.

    4. This, in turn, can cause fluid to accumulate in the lungs.

    5. The person, as a result, becomes chronically short of breath.

    6. As the ventricle walls thicken, they may block the flow of blood, preventing the heart from filling properly.

      Symptoms

      Symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy include:

      • Faintness

      • Chest pain

      • Palpitations produced by irregular heartbeats

      • Heart failure with shortness of breath

      • Sudden death may result from irregular heartbeats

        Diagnosis

        Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is usually diagnosed from physical examination. It has a characteristic sound that can be identified by an experienced physician through a stethoscope. 

        The diagnosis is confirmed by further testing, if necessary, from:

        An echocardiogram

        Electrocardiogram (ECG)

        Chest x-ray

        Cardiac catheterization may be necessary if surgery is being considered.

        Prognosis

        About 4 percent of people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy die each year. Death is usually sudden. Death from chronic heart failure is less common.

        Treatment

        The objective of the tr...

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