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John Mansberger
(229) 228-7008
2705 East Pinetree Boulevard
Thomasville, GA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Holly Wilson Massage Therapy
(229) 403-8383
327 E. Jackson Street
Thomasville, GA
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Massage & Personal Training
Gender
Female
Education
Certified Neuromuscular Therapist/Massage Therapist/ASFA Personal Trainer
Professional Memberships
NCTMB, ASFA

Gail Bean
(678) 213-1103
4430 Wade Green Rd.+ #190
Kennesaw, GA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Art Powell
(770) 654-7312
Gainesville, GA
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Christine Gustafson
(770) 667-3006
11810 Northfall Lane+ Suite 1201
Alpharetta, GA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Archbold Integrative Medicine Center
(229) 228-7008
2705 East Pinetree Boulevard
Thomasville, GA
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Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Women's Health, Pain Management
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American Holistic Medical Association

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(229) 888-8272
2510 Archwood Dr.+ Suite 12
Albany, GA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Amy Elias
(770) 922-8770
1046 Iris Dr. Suite E
Conyers, GA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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John Mansberger
(229) 228-7008
2705 East Pinetree Boulevard
Thomasville, GA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Susan Kolb
(770) 457-4677
4370 Georgetown Square
Atlanta, GA
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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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