Originally Posted by yoursforever65
... I am just nervous about having this condition.
How did you find out that you had LVH? How much is your left ventricle enlarged?
I don't blame you for being nervous. Regardless of what you read, you know that your heart is not as healthy as it could be.
Do you get any shortness of breath? Erratic or fast or hard heartbeat? Ever get lightheaded?
What you need is an insurance policy that protects your heart. The best insurance that you can get is a healthy diet and appropriate exercise. Have you asked your doctor about your diet, and about what kinds of exercise you should be doing?
The healthier your body, the healthier you will be as you age. Plus, exercise not only benefits your metabolism and overall health, it strengthens your muscles so that you can be more independent as you age.
My doctor tells me not to worry about it.
Well..... it's obvious that you are not able to follow his advice about not worrying about it. I would be the same as you. I would worry too. In fact, I do worry. I've had a much more advanced Heart Failure along with three heart valve problems. My heart disease never lets me forget that it is there.
However, through exercise, diet and taking the most effective medications, my heart has been getting better and better as I age, and I am close to 70. That is why I push exercise and diet sooooo much. If it worked for me, and helped me to reverse my Heart Failure, then it could work for others.