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Echo done. Thickening of heart. Healthy body. Occasionally have beer. Exercise more or stop?

Had a echo done and Dr said I have some thickening of heart that may be from excercise and said for me to get echo bubble test and sleep apnea test , 36 yr old , consider myself fairly healthy lift weights three days a week cardio two , don't smoke , drink a couple beers a month, bp is
between 125-135/70-85 , i am freaking out had a echo seven years ago all was normal , I am not a elite athlete so I am assuming I dont have athletes heart , I am to the point where I am afraid to do anything physical now , I am afraid I might damage my heart more , I am so confused right now , I do everything doctors say to stay healthy now I feel pretty far from healthy , can I still exercise hard or should I stop the anxiety is starting to be unbearable .
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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There can be enlargement of heart wall with excercise. The condition is called athlet's heart as u described. This is a benign condition and doesnot require treatment. However this needs to be strongly confirmed as there are several other dangerous causes of increased thickness of cardiac muscle. These need to be ruled out. Get all the investigations done. Wait for a period till it is confirmed that the enlargement of ur heart doesnot have any serious causes. After everything is ruled out u can get back to ur daily routine.
Hope this helps u
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Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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