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What's wrong with me?

Posted In: Cardiovascular disease 0 Replies
  • Posted By: dmoses1
  • September 8, 2007
  • 00:45 PM

Hi. I have an array of symptoms that I'd just like to find a "fix" for, so that I can resume the active lifestyle I once had. Over the last couple of years I've become more and more tired from doing things that caused no problems before.:(
I experience fatigue with moderate exertion (shortness of breath after walking a block), swollen ankles/feet by 2:00 in the afternoon (never really goes away--just less when I wake in the morning), swollen hands (all the time), swollen legs (all the time).:cool:
I have developed mild to moderate hypertension (which I didn't have before); and I've had several abnormal test results.

mildly elevated right ventricle systolic pressure
mildly enlarged right ventricle
mild tricuspid regurgitation
mitral valve prolapse
mildly enlarged liver

I saw a specialist at Baylor for Pulmonary Hypertension. One of them diagnosed me with PH; but the other one told me, "You have a lot of little problems." Walk for 5 minutes per day for one week, then increase it by one minute every week." This was to get me back in shape--because I was just sitting around, tired. She assures me it's not asthma; but didn't give a final diagnosis. :confused:

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