I am 45 years old and recently have diagnosed with a enlarge aorta(4.5cm)...also my Left ventricle is slightly enlarged
The MRI showed a small amount of regirgitation...my health is Ok...feel good.
Blood Pressure is around 125/79...non smoker(approx 6 years) 6ft 2" weigh approx 320 Lbs(just lost 30 lbs)
My question is will more weight loss (approx 70 more pounds help my enlarged aorta)...I understand there is no medication for this...but will weight loss help this and the left venticle ??
High blood pressure is the condition that should be controlled for a dilated aorta as well as avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activity when the enlarged aorta is greater than 4.0... it is usually referred to as an aneurysm. Left ventricle can/will enlarge with higher than normal blood pressure.
Additional weight loss will put less stress to the heart and obviously that would be helpful for healthful heart, and not smoking helps the vessels to remain healthy.
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