Hi, Hardening of the arteries is also called atherosclerosis and is due to fatty deposits such as cholesterol within the artery. These form plaques or atheroma which can have the effect of hardening the artery. Scurvy is a disease due to lack of vitamin C and it affects collagen. Regards, Dr K A Pottinger, MBChB FRCA
Hardening of the arteries is a lay term used to describe their blockage with cholesterol which does eventually become quite hard and brittle.
Scurvy is the condition sailors used to get on long sea voyages due to lack of vitamin C. It was cured initially by the ships carrying lime juice, which resulted in one of the nicknames of British sailors becoming 'limeys'.
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I am looking to find someone who specialises in Vitamin C deficiency, in or around Oxford, UK. I have suffered from Scurvy as a child. I have also read that it can be hireditory. I believe I may have this. have been to local GP but she doesnt know too much about it. symptoms are * aching/painful joints * Tiredness * Depression * loose stooles * Easy bruising. esp. arms and legs * I catch every cold and bug that seems to go around * Many infections. inc. Cystitis, Chest and tosilitis * I smoke * Easy bleeding gums * Spider Nevus * Gastroentoritis when younger * Take longer to heal, bled for 6 weeks after giving birth. * Generally feeling unwell also could it be possible my daughetr has it as while i was pregnent i had these symptoms. * Extreme vomiting- was admitted to hospital for dehydration 4-5 times * Water infection * numbness and tingling in fingers * Smoked * Lost weight during pregnancy * Gastroentorits * Loose stooles and my daughters symptoms are * tiny bruise like marks that come and go withing 48 hours * Sickness, due to reflux * Hardend leg muscles * Dry skin (which has now cleared) * infections inc, Thrush (2-3 times), umbillical cord. * has had a cold (maybe something to do with sinus as she snores and has a lot of gunk up her nose. Please bear in mind that my daughter is only 10 weeks old. and I am 22 I am in desperate need, I am going through a very hard time at the moment and need some advice asap.
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I am 28yrs old, VSD was detected in my heart during my childhood, however doctors suggested to wait and see if it closes by itself, however when 27 the symptoms grew and the Hole in Heart lead to dilation and slight rupture of Sinus of valsalva, I ended up having an open heart invasive surgery. Surgery treatment included closure of VSD as well as RSOV
I was told there was imbalance pressure at my left and right half of heart, and pressure difference was roughly 20 or 30 mmHg more than should have been for a normal heart, meaning one side(right) of heart was handling more pressure by 20mmHg than should have while the other half(left) was handling pressure by 20mmHg lesser than should have, and also there was mixing of oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood.
I have not gained weight even after surgery(surgical treatment done when i was 27yrs old)
My questions are: 1. What is my life expectancy? Have my life expectancy decreased by now than compared to what it would have been if I would have been normal from my birth, is there a maximum cap on the number of years I can live now?
I did try asking above question to my cardio surgeon but he did not provide a clear answer, just mentioned that I am normal now and would not have any problems
2. Before surgery I was told that the reason I had long hands and underweight was due to the defect VSD, due to the pumping of the heart at wrong pressures and causing different pressure values at arteries and veins, So my question is would I really some back to normal after the surgery? would my heart not have been adjusted to the earlier pressures(i would imagine the structure of heart to be adopted since the defect was from birth), so rectifying RSOV alone would have been sufficient and that closure of VSD wouldnt have adverse effect on my body as well as heart?
3. Since lesser percentage of oxygenated blood was circulating through my system including my brain all these years, would I have any issues like memory loss or underdeveloped brain, attributed due to that?
4. Would I be prone to any of the heart diseases in future or and related diseases like high/low Blood Pressure?
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