How do you manage Moderate Aortic Stenosis and live well?
My name is Mell. I am an 80 year old woman with no previous heart problems. I have recently been diagnosed with Moderate Aortic Stenosis. My doctor has not suggested any treatments. Are there any ideas out there about how to maintain one's lifestyle with this condition? (I am moderately active–garden, walk, do Tai Chi.)
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If you would like to do some reading, here is what Mayo Clinic has to say about Aortic Valve Stenosis. It seems that your doctor is following the typical protocol for moderate stenosis, but maybe you would have liked a little more information.
@mell80, such a good question and good for you for being pro-active for your heart healt. I think fellow members like @karen1945 @ronbee @lucky1038 @yongy @davej may have some suggestions about managing aortic stenosis and living well.
I found this article from the Heart & Stroke Foundation to be really clear and helpful.
– Managing Aortic Stenosis Symptoms https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-valve-problems-and-disease/heart-valve-disease-risks-signs-and-symptoms/managing-aortic-stenosis-symptoms
You may not notice physical symptoms with moderate aortic stenosis, so it's important to be body aware. They also recommend controlling the risk factors like:
– High blood pressure
– High cholesterol
Mell, what has your doctor recommended for managing blood pressure and cholesterol? Your preferred activities sound heart healthy. Did you share what type of physical activity you do with your cardiologist? Did they make any recommendations for increasing or decreasing your physical effort?
Thank you. This will be helpful in formulating questions for my doc. mell mcd.
I am 5'1" and weigh 103 pounds. My blood pressure and colesterol are normal. My primary doctor has made no recommendations re: activity, and I don't have a cardiologist. A technician gave me the echocardiogram. Right now, I'm attempting to compile a list of questions to ask my primary doc. She knows there is heart disease on the maternal side of my family.
Thank you for the article link above.