I went to the doctor with what I thought was bronchitis, chest X-Ray showed pneumonia. Shots and meds and went home, on Friday. Tuesday my doctor called and told me they found a problem with my heart, but no other information! Later that day I received oxygen and a new prescription for myq blood pressure. Does anyone have info on this and what causes it? What I read scared me to death! However, my doctor doesn't seem that concerned with it!
Cardiomegaly just means an enlarged heart. Do you have breathing problems? Cardiomegaly is often seen in folks with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or after years of chronic bronchitis and asthma. When you have a chronic breathing problem like asthma or chronic bronchitis the heart has to work harder to get oxygenated blood out to the body tissues and organs so therefore over time it can become enlarged from working so hard.
I am so sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. I don't have any information for you pertaining to this, but I just wanted to say that I am sorry for your fears and to encourage you. Please try not to be too fearful. Sometimes the internet can be more of an enemy than a friend if we go after things. Remember, people generally only post when they have experienced bad news or effects. Good news, side effects, etc does not usually make it to the 'net.
Please take care,
Everyone had positive things to say to you, Mary, pledge and DzooBaby all.
And your doc isn't all the concerned, so perhaps you are worried because of what you read on the web?
I'm certainly not trying to minimize what you are going through my friend!!
I too would be frightened, yet especially if your doc isn't worried, perhaps you shouldn't be either?
I just got over a nasty case of pneumonia myself this summer. It most certainly does seem to make ones heart work harder!! I recall that my heart felt like it was just pounding quite hard and I felt a bit breathless. Do you feel that way as well?
I shall keep you in me prayers niknik. Best wishes to you, and please keep us updated on this?
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