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Subaortic stenosis question?

When I was born I had two small holes in my heart. They weren't anything serious but I had to go back for routine checkups. When I was 4, the heart doctors found out I had a sub-aortic stenosis. I had surgery to repair it afterwards. One question I have always had is what would have happened to me if my condition hadn't been discovered?

If the heart defect is not repaired in time, you might have suffered from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are at higher risk for sudden death than the normal population. Sudden death can occur at a young age.  (+ info)

What is the difference between pyloric stenosis and hypertrophic pyloric stenosis?

I need to find out the difference between pyloric stenosis and hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it. Thanks...

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What are the different types of pyloric stenosis and how are they different?

What are the different types of pyloric stenosis and how are they different? I believe there are 2 types, and if so...what are the differences?

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How does alcohol affect someone who has been diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis?

My brother has been diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis and also is a smoker and does drink alcohol on the weekends. He knows smoking should be elimated but what about the effects of alcohol? Does this also contribute to his stenosis?

Hi dear....I think we all know, even the youngest person on this site knows, there are no GOOD things that come from smoking or alcohol. They are both addicting drugs that people do to appease themselves. Think about it.

Alcohol plus smoking are stimulants. A stimulant acts on the body by constricting the blood vessels. Caffeine too. Constricting means to make smaller. He has a valve that is smaller than it should be. No one knows what causes this but hereditary plays an important part.

Anyway, since it is naturally smaller, then one goes and drinks or smokes, the entire aortic artery itself gets smaller, along with the other arteries of the body.

Take a hose. Turn the water on a good strong ways. Then bend the hose on a spot making it difficult for the same amount of water to flow what was earlier. The water coming out the end is not as strong, yet the origin or the water is as strong at the spigot. All this water is being pushed against the bent area but is not getting through fast enough.

The spigot would be the heart. It is still pumping at the same strength it was before the drinking or cigarette, but it is pumping against a brick wall so to speak. The blood is not flowing through the constricted valve, and now not so good through the constricted artery, so it is backing up somewhat as well as the heart tries to pump harder to get it through.

It is a perfect recipe for congestive heart failure in the not too distant future. The heart muscle will enlarge as the muscle is being worked too hard, and that is NOT a good thing for a heart. It will be the ventricle that enlarges. The left ventricle pumps the blood through the lungs and since the enlarged ventricle is larger, it it not as effective, so the blood moves through the heart a little slower than normal and the lungs will pick up excess fluid from the blood and deposit it in the lungs making it very difficult to breathe. Left untreated it can kill you. However, the good news is: Surgery can cure the valve. He can have open heart surgery, and a replacement valve placed. My step dad had this and he was like a new man after. Naturally, he quit smoking after smoking for more than 60 years. He was 72 when he had the surgery.

Anyway, I think you can tell him all this, but he may not listen. That is just the way it is. Give him the knowledge. He will do with it what he will. Say a little prayer.

God bless you and him.

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Can spinal stenosis cause short term memory loss?

I have lumbar and cervicle stenosis. For a couple of years, I've had issues with short term memory. Can stenosis cause short term memory loss or do I need to look elsewhere for the cause?

Yes. Cervical impairment of nerves can directly cause short term memory loss AND recall difficulties. Also, with cervical stenosis there is commonly an habituated chronic stress reaction, a "nervousness", that causes a challenge, a challenge to learning and retaining information. And, pain alone can cause a cascade of reactions that hinders memory and recall.  (+ info)

What are the most common symptoms of Spinal Stenosis?

I am suffering several weird symptoms from a bad back and cannot be sure which belong to Stenosis and which don't. Can anyone tell me? Thanks in advance for any help.

Back pain. People with spinal stenosis may or may not have back pain, depending on the degree of arthritis that has developed.
Spinal nerves relay sensation in specific parts of your body. Pressure on the nerves can cause pain in the areas that the nerves supply. Pain in the buttocks that radiates down the leg — called sciatica — is caused by this pressure.
Burning pain in buttocks or legs (sciatica). Pressure on spinal nerves can result in pain in the areas that the nerves supply. The pain may be described as an ache or a burning feeling. It typically starts in the area of the buttocks and radiates down the leg. The pain down the leg is often called "sciatica." As it progresses, it can result in pain in the foot.
Numbness or tingling in buttocks or legs. As pressure on the nerve increases, numbness and tingling often accompany the burning pain. Although not all will have both burning pain and numbness and tingling.
Weakness in the legs or "foot drop." Once the pressure reaches a critical level, weakness can occur in one or both legs. Some patients will have a foot-drop, or the feeling that their foot slaps on the ground while walking.
Less pain with leaning forward or sitting. Studies of the lumbar spine show that leaning forward can actually increase the space available for the nerves. Pain is usually made worse by standing up straight and walking. Some note that they can ride a stationary bike or walk leaning on a shopping cart. Walking more than 1 or 2 blocks, however, may bring on severe sciatica or weakness.
That refers to lumbar stenosis. You can get cervical and thoracic stenosis too.
Differential diagnosis.
Peripheral vascular disease
Large central disc herniation
Spondylolisthesis: degenerative lumbar vertebra subluxation
Lumbar spine trauma or vertebral fracture
Inflammatory arachnoiditis

You need to see your doctor to find out wxactly what is wrong. s/he will probably refer you to an orthopaedic specialist.  (+ info)

What are the post op recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

My son recently underwent open heart surgery for stenosis of one of the pulmonary valves. It has been a week and a half since that and I'm following all of the doctors orders, but I would just like to know if there is anything else I can do to help him recover better/faster.

It is always good to follow your doctors advice.  (+ info)

What are the chances of my baby getting pyloric stenosis?

My second son was born with pyloric stenosis, it was corrected when he was 4 weeks old. He has had several problems since, has gastral reflux disease and his bowels are not working. They are looking into him having chrons disease and he is only 3?
What are the chances of this baby that I am pregnant with having the same issues?

sadly if its a boy the chances are pretty high, but only your doctor would know that for sure, almost all the boys in my family has some form of intestinal illness and/or chrones, some of the girls also have it but it is not as common, if its a girl then the chances are slimmer that she would have these problems but not impossible, talk to your doctor about this and they should be able to advice you better than anyone on here

i hope all does well and so sorry to hear about your sons suffering, my son was premature and is in the same boat as your son also, my son is only 22months old  (+ info)

Is having a cervical spinal stenosis can be a valid reason to apply and won for SSS disability?

I had an MRI and it said that i have a moderate to severe cervical stenosis.

If you are under 50 or 55 it would be very difficult to win a disability case for this. If you are over 55, haven't worked in the last 15 years and haven't completed high school, you would qualify.  (+ info)

Can orange mold growing in discrete spots cause shortness of breath, what is the best way to remove it?

Lately I've been wheezing after running and in general feeling like it's harder to breath, is it possible orange mold is causing this?

If it helps the mold is orange growing in discrete small dotts aproximately 0.2cmx0.2cm on the ceiling of my bathroom(probably due to the fact that there is no ceiling fan so the water vapor is trapped towards the ceiling) anyway, what is the best way to remove this mold?

Check out the remarkable research on toxic mold removal done by environmental expert Dr Ed Close. Simply diffusing a therapeutic-grade essential oil regularly in this building will likely result in an environment very hostel to mold.

Personally, I'd avoid bleach...it'll exasperate the breathing issues and the EPA is now saying that it shouldn't be used for mold control.  (+ info)

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