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Old 02-26-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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moderate valve reguritation

I have been told recently that my mild valve reguritation is now gone to moderate, from my last echocardiogram I had done a few days ago. I am told i have to do the echo again in 6 months. I am not on any medications, and was wondering what the chances were for this going to severe now? Thank you.

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Re: moderate valve regurgitation

Without any specifics on your lifestyle, diet, habits, age, health, etc. it is difficult to address your specific odds of your valves getting worse. But, I can tell you about my own valve problems and what I have done to improve the functioning of my valves, my heart and my health.

I've had mild valve regurgitation with two valves and moderate regurgitation with another valve over many years. I'm on a very healthy, low calorie, low sodium diet; exercise quite a bit; do not smoke and am not around anyone who does; I avoid caffeine; I don't drink alcohol; and I am on some very powerful, effective heart medications. My valve regurgitation has actually improved from last year's echocardiogram.

So..... your heart valves do not necessarily have to get worse over time, they can get better.

I hope that your valves show improvement during your next echo.

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Old 02-27-2012, 06:02 AM   #3
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Thsnk you for your response, I am 42 years old and I do not smoke or drink, or have any caffeine at all, and i eat fairly healthy, and a little excercise.I have no major health issues, have had the mild reguritation for a while, but havent been in for a few years, to have rechecked until i was having some chest pain a couple of weeks ago and they ordered another echo and it went to moderte now, so just concerned that it got a lilttle worse, Havent changed or did anything different with my lifestyle, diet etc since This all started. I pretty much do all the right things, thats why it dont make sense. Thanks again for the reply.

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