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Question: Reduced diastolic compliance


 adasha - Thu May 22, 2003 9:35 am

My boyfriend has been struggling with fatigue and illness for 5 years. Many doctors told him he was depressed or had CFS. I made him get testing done and here are the results. Can anyone tell me what might be going on?

High Gamma Globulin reading
High C02 reading
High GGT reading
High TP reading
High abumin reading
and from his Echocardiogram:
mild left ventricle diastolic dilation
normal left ventrical cystolic function - EF 70%
reduced diastolic compliance
trace mitral regurgitation
aortic valve ok
no effusion, mass or defect

Can someone give me some insight into what all of this means and where we need to go from here? He's on high blood pressure medications at this time - not due to the tests.

Thanks!
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Thu May 22, 2003 10:11 pm

User avatar Dear Adasha,

The echocardiogram findings that you described are consistent with high blood pressure effects on the heart.

Chronic fatigue is one of the most difficult entities to deal with.

Good luck and hope every thing turns out for the best.

Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
 adasha - Tue May 27, 2003 8:40 am

So, in your view, does Chronic Fatigue exist? He's had many doctors who said it didn't. If so, how do you treat it?

Also, do any of the test results alert you to a liver problem?

Thanks!
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue May 27, 2003 2:28 pm

User avatar Dear Adasha,
You are right it is a very contraversial issue. Many believe it doesnt exist. However, whatever the cause for the fatigue is many times it remains unkown. This warrants that it be considered an entity in itself so that we may be able to help those patients at least until a cause becomes known.

Please check the CDC website for a interesting and detailed review of this syndrome
Click here!

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