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[QUOTE=dantescritic;5143505] ... The bad news is that what my cardiologists call "mild thickening" he tells me is definitely left ventricular hypertrophy and almost always a sign of essential hypertension. ... [/QUOTE]

Hi dantescritic! You are much too young, at 23, to be faced with these significant health problems. It's good, though, that you are seeking treatment and not ignoring it. You do not want to end up with Heart Failure, like me.

For years, my cardiologists could not help improve my soaring, uncontrollable high blood pressure, and my enlarged atrium and left ventricular hypertrophy; and I kept getting worse. I finally decided to learn all I could about my blood pressure and started taking my blood pressure many times a day, putting the readings into a Microsoft Access database, and tracking my blood pressure patterns via Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Eventually, over a period of 12 years, and 32000 readings, I slowly learned amazing things about what caused my blood pressure to spike, or to go up to unhealthy levels.

From what I learned, I found out that my high blood pressure was not a health problem, per se, but an indicator of a dysfunctional metabolism and neurohormonal system. In other words, when our dysfunctional metabolism, or dysfunctional neurohormonal system produces excess hormones or excess cytokines, it frequently causes higher blood pressure; and/or erratic heartbeat and heart rhythm; and will slowly damage all organs and glands within our body, such as the heart, thyroid, heart valves, etc.

In other words, it is not just the higher blood pressure that damages our hearts, it is also the excess hormones and cytokines that damages our heart and our other organs and glands.

[B]The pills that we take for high blood pressure block or inhibit these excess hormones and cytokines.[/B]

I now have very healthy blood pressure all day long, and all night long, day after day, month after month and year after year, and my health and my heart failure have dramatically improved, but I had to make major changes to my lifestyle and diet and environment in order to get better.

I documented my long, slow journey back to much better health at

[INDENT][U][/U], titled: [B]What I have done to survive Heart Failure & AFib with a high quality of life.[/B][/INDENT]

Have you had an echocardiogram? If so, you might be interested in getting a copy of the Echo summary report, that shows important measurements and details about the heart chambers, the heart walls, the heart valves, etc.

Then..... if you have another echocardiogram a year, or two, from now, you could compare the measurements to make sure that the condition of your heart is not getting any worse.

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