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    [Use of alchol]

    Author: Tom (---.tin.it)

    Date: 07-30-02 09:59

    The use of alchol in case of light HCM can be dangerous like smoking?

    Thanks

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    [Re: Use of alchol]

    Author: Sarah B-Board Moderator (---.ipt.aol.com)

    Date: 07-30-02 11:01

    Dear Tom

    Yes, alcohol -even if you have "light HCM"-- is a bad idea. Alcohol lowers blood pressure, increases the risk of dehydration and just doesn't do anything good for people with HCM. THe news about wine being good for you relates to the anti-oxidant effects of the grape skins, so eat red grapes if you want those benefits. It is alsp specific to people with coronary artery disease, which most people with HCM don't have, or if they do, they aren't drinking anyway.

    take care

    S

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    [Re: Use of alchol]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 07-31-02 15:39

    OK -- I am going to get a little off topic here but this is a great oppurtunity to go over something - -

    "light" HCM or "a little" HCM or "Nonsymptomatic" HCM - - Many of you have heard this from me before..Have you ever met anyone who was "lightly" or "a little" or "nonsymptomaticly" pregnant??? Point being you are or your not...or in the case of HCM, you have it or you do not.

    So in responce to Sarahs reply...ditto re the use of alcohol, not a great idea and could cause big problems.

    But Tom and the rest of the HCM world...I have spoken to people with septal measurements of 1.5 (rather mild...some may say....) that were very sympotmatic and others with measurements of 3.9 (rather severe some may say..) that are not having ANY symptoms at all...(at the moment)

    becareful how you define your condition.

    Best to all!

    Lisa

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    [Re: Use of alchol]

    Author: Sarah B-Board Moderator (---.ipt.aol.com)

    Date: 07-31-02 19:56

    Dear All

    My two cents: I would be considered a "light HCM-er" if you go by measurements. My septum is not even 2cm and yet I have had a transitory ischemic attack and battle atrial fibrillation ever since then (two years ago). So, in my mind as well, there is no such thing as "a little HCM" --if you have it, you have it and you should treat yourself accordingly to prevent bad things from happening --because they can and probably will if you decide to drink, drug, smoke, etc. I haven't had a drink since 2 ounces of white sangria put me into atrial fibrillation in 1996. and I've never smoked.

    Sarah
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.
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