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Old 05-20-2010, 04:58 PM   #1
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can an enlarged heart be fixed?

My mother who is 70 years old was just diagnosed with an enlarged heart and calcium buildup around her heart. What can I do to help her? I don't want to lose her. Is there a special diet that may help? Thanks in advance.

 
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Re: can an enlarged heart be fixed?

I am close to 70, and have lived with Heart Failure/Enlarged Heart for over 23 years. It has not been easy for me because I also have Valve Disease, Persistent Atrial Fibrillation, Asthma, Insulin Resistance, Chronically High Blood Pressure, and an over-active, over-reactive Immune System.

That said...... over the past six years, I have been getting progressively better, despite getting up there in age. In fact, at present I am awaiting the results of my annual Echocardiogram, which, I hope will show improvements in my Enlarged Heart, while not showing other problems, such as advancing valve disease.

I posted a thread here, under Heart Disorders, detailing exactly what I've done to improve my Heart Failure/Enlarged Heart and other health problems. The thread's title is: What I have done to survive Heart Failure & AFib with a high quality of life.

The direct link to the thread, which you can copy and paste in your browser address window is: http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=742271

I started documenting my journey back to better health back in 2005, in a thread here titled: Does an "Insulin Resistance" diet improve blood pressure?. The direct link to that thread is: http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=242229 At that time, I did not realize the amazing, curative effect of a good diet on ALL of my health problems, including my Failed, enlarged heart.

I wish you and your mother the best of health, and I hope that her heart condition will improve!
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Greatly Improved CHF, A-Fib, HBP, Asthma:

⇒ Eliminate household items that are toxic!
⇒ Balanced, healthy, low glycemic diet
⇒ Lots of Exercise
⇒ Avoid night allergens, toxins
⇒ Coreg!

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