We have different types of heart diseases that affect people all over the world. Cardiomegaly is not a disease but a condition that clearly indicates that there is an underlying problem in the heart that needs urgent medical assistance. When you visit a doctor, they will undertake some tests to determine the main cause of the condition; your medical history will help the doctors get facts especially if you come from a family with a history of heart disease.
The Causes: Blood Pressure, the heart becomes enlarged due to high blood pressure and this is because your heart works tirelessly to transport blood to the vital organs of the body. Other diseases that affect the vital organs like the chest also causes this condition, thyroid may also cause cardiomegaly. Anemia is also a cause for enlarged heart because the red blood cells that are responsible for carrying oxygen to the tissues is reduced and not functioning well, the body will experience lack an irregular heartbeat and it is important that you visit the doctor for treatment. When the heart enlarges it becomes difficult for it to function properly and so it begins to thicken and hardens and cannot fully transport oxygen and blood to the vital organs which will suffer from this deprivation. Pulmonary hypertension is a condition whereby your heart works very hard to pump blood to the heart and lungs and that causes the right side of the heart to enlarge.
Symptoms: This will be experienced because of the state of the enlarged heart. They include dizziness and fatigue, edema, irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing, chest pains and in some cases fainting may happen because the heart is not able to transport oxygen to the vital organs as it is affected by cardiomegaly condition. It is advised that you urgently seek for a doctor’s help because the more your heart enlarges, then you will be open to heart failure because your heart can’t fully function.
Prevention: To prevent heart disease your diet should not include foods that have high levels of fats and cholesterol. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, drink lots of water to prevent dehydration in your body. Take supplements rich in magnesium as it helps in blood circulation. Flax seeds assist in lowering the blood pressure while cayenne improves the blood flow.Lastly regular checkups is the best way for early detention of heart disease conditions.
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