Signs You Might Be Suffering From Cardiomyopathy

According to studies, more than 4 million Australians are affected by Cardiovascular disease. So if you or your loved one have been suffering from severe breathing problems, here’s why it might be Cardiomyopathy, one of the common heart diseases.

Cardiomyopathy is a type of heart disease that makes the muscles in your heart weak, making it difficult to pump blood. Cardiomyopathy increases the risk of heart failure. There are many heart disease treatments available in the healthcare industry, but in treating cardiomyopathy, the treatments vary according to the type of cardiomyopathy you are suffering with.

Common symptoms of Cardiomyopathy

  • Sharp pain in your chest
  • Discomfort while breathing
  • Coughing while lying down
  • An irregular heartbeat that sometimes can be too fast
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Breathless while performing minimum strength required activities
  • Swelling of legs, calves, and ankles.
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Types of Cardiomyopathy

The most common types of Cardiomyopathy that affect many people are:

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy makes muscles in your heart thickens, which can gradually make it unable for blood to enter your heart effectively.
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy makes the muscles of your heart grow weak, thus making it difficult to pump blood.
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy stiffens or scars your heart, making your heart function very poorly.
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is a disease in your heart that leads to irregular heartbeats.
  • Transthyretin Amyloid cardiomyopathy causes abnormal protein build-up, leading to a heart attack even in healthy and young individuals.

Some of the rare Cardiomyopathy types are:

  • Chemotherapy-induced Cardiomyopathy is heart damage that is influenced by cancer treatment
  • Broken Heart syndrome is a heart problem caused due to being emotionally stressed.
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy occurs in women during pregnancy, mainly during or after pregnancy.

The best treatment for heart disease like Cardiomyopathy

  • Medication that will help improve your blood flow and heal your underlying heart issues.
  • Usage of Devices to improve your blood flow or correct your Arrhythmias
  • Surgery to clear any blockages and relieve you from heart diseases that failed to be treated by alternate medication.

Suppose you are looking for a heart disease diagnosis or heart disease treatment. In that case, Hale Road Medical in Perth is the best health care provider with well-equipped diagnosis procedures and proper treatment for your heart problem.



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