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Reasons for enlargement of heart - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   My Aunty has been diagnosed with enlargement of her heart. What is the reason for this?
Doctor :   there can be al ot of reasons- the commonest cause- LVH- is because of long standing hypertension ( high BP)
User :   she has Asthma for the past 5 years also
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how old is she?
User :   50
User :   is this a heriditary disease?
Doctor :   Asthma has a strong hereditary link
User :   no heart enlargement?
Doctor :   the commonest cause- LVH- is because of long standing hypertension ( high BP)
Doctor :   which can be controlled through exercise and diet as well as medicines
User :   Wht treament she has to undergo?
User :   diet?
Doctor :   Does she have any other health problems? allergies etc?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok- see the best person to advice you on the treatment is the doctor who has examined your aunt- as he would have determined the cause for the heart enlargement
Doctor :   The diet foe High BP- is a low salt- low fat diet
User :   she should consult a chest specialist or cardiologist?
User :   is both are same?
Doctor :   As she has asthma- she should consult both of them
Doctor :   A pulmonologist is a lung specialist
Doctor :   - chest specialist
User :   oh ok
User :   Thank you Doctor
Doctor :   welcome
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