On Jan. 22, 2020, I found out about my what is going on with my heart. What a day.
This PDF, this is talks about
- Non-Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a generic term which includes all causes of decreased heart function other than those caused by heart attacks or blockages in the arteries of the heart.
- The most common causes of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy are viral infection (viral myocarditis), drug reactions, inflammation or autoimmune reactions (lupus myocarditis, etc) or infiltrative processes (sarcoid, amyloid, etc).
- Normal heart function, or ejection fraction (EF), is 55-65%. This means that with each beat, the heart pumps 55-65% of the blood inside the heart to the rest of the body. Cardiomyopathy implies some decrease in EF to less than 50% (which is considered borderline or low normal.)
Here are the symptoms
- Shortness of breath
- Edema or swelling
- Fatigue, especially with exertion
- Unexplained weight gain
- Shortness of breath when lying down
Some of the other symptoms that PDF didn’t talk about
- When you stand up to quickly
What can I do
Well, I will have to take pills and change my life. Have I done that? Nope. I am working on it. It does take some time.
Here are things I can do
- Eat better
- I want to lose weight
- Heart doctor wants me to say where I am at due to my liver and kidney functions and wanting to damage them.
- Reduces stress
These are always reachable, I just have to set my mind to it. It does take some time.
I will be talking about the next steps here on this blog and YouTube. They mainly focus on the steps up under What can I do ^^
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