Johnwen wrote:Remember the Myth about the fireman?
That goes like this.
Every time there’s a burning structure there’s always firemen there, So the firemen must be causing the fire, because their always there!
Same thing with this Myth about V-C causing hypertrophy when the fact of the matter is that when a ventricle goes into hypertrophy there is an increase of ROS and this increase causes the body to send more antioxidants to counter the ROS which includes V-C.
In lab experiments with rats they showed a 30% increase in ascorbic acid in the induced hypertrophic ventricles.
So the Anti supplement people twisted it around to sound like the firemen analogy to make it look like it doesn’t do any good and causes damage when in fact it’s one of the necessary elements to recover from this condition.
These people don’t care how many people they kill to make their point and sell more useless drugs for high profits!
Here’s a link that goes into techy detail about how all this works!
Johnwen wrote:When you talk to your friend!
I would suggest next time he talks to his doc to see about getting a echocardiogram to see what really is going on there.
This is a painless procedure where they use sound waves to get images of their target, in his case the heart.
Now the bad news, a majority of the people with LV hypertrophy have some form of aortic valve problem that doesn’t show it’s ugly head till a person hit’s their sixth decade of life and depending on the severity of the problem with the valve, it usually progress’s rapidly.
Time from diagnosis to replacement surgery is usually around 2 years. There are other things that can cause this problem but there again none of them are good!
However getting a more exact idea of what’s going on is STEP ONE!
Wishing him the best!
Johnwen wrote:No! I’m saying the a echo is the best tool to see if there is a problem with the valve which maybe the root of his problem.
This test can show factors of the valve such as AVA (aortic valve area) How well the valve is opening and EF (ejection fraction) How much blood is coming out thru the valve compared to what is inside the ventricle. There are many other components of the heart it can also show. So at this point it’s the best look, see to what’s going on in there!!
The most common problem that shows later in life is what’s known as a bicuspid aortic valve. This is where the valve instead of having three leaflets has two.
The problem with a bicuspid valve is that as one ages the pumping force of the heart starts to reduce and creates a swirling effect over the valve.
I’d like to add that usually one’s physical activity is also reduced as one ages which also contributes to this!
This in turn causes pockets of blood to form over the valve and debris that is present in the blood starts to create a build up on the leaflets which is known as “Stenosis.”
Which then cause the leaflets to become stiff and restrict blood from exiting the heart.
This in turn causes a back up of blood inside the ventricle which creates more pressure in the ventricle and lead to the muscle the heart is made of to enlarge because is being force to exert more pressure to move the blood.
Hope this helps with your understanding!!
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