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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Huntsville TX

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Doris Cooper
(936) 435-0243
Nations Bank Tower Bldg - Suite 438 One Financial Plaza
Huntsville, TX
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Cosmedic Solutions
(936) 436-0975
1712 11th Street
Huntsville, TX
 
Body Therapy by Doris
(936) 435-0243
325 Highway 190 East
Huntsville, TX
 
Advanced Ortho Rehab
(936) 856-8470
9521 Fm 1097 Rd W
Willis, TX
 
Bertha Canales
(713) 622-6260
6105 Beverly Hills St.+ #202
Houston, TX
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Brookshire Brothers Food & Pharmacy
(936) 435-1234
2601 11th Street
Huntsville, TX
 
China Acupuncture Clinic
(936) 291-2958
1210 University Avenue
Huntsville, TX
 
Brookshire Brothers Food & Pharmacy
(936) 594-2549
515 South Robb
Trinity, TX
 
Millie Menchaca
(409) 347-1722
1205 N. 23rd St.
Beaumont, TX
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Richard Andrew Drucker
(972) 881-2344
Plano, TX
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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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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