Narrowing of the aortic valve:

Aortic stenosis ( AS,Aortic valve stenosis )

Aortic valve stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve located between the left heart chamber and the aorta. It often goes unnoticed for a long time until it becomes apparent through shortness of breath, chest pains, or loss of consciousness after effort.

Full Description

Aortic valve stenosis describes an obstruction of the heart ventricular flow which is caused by a narrowing of the outflow tract of the heart. Because of this narrowing, the valve is unable to open itself completely and this makes it hard for the blood to flow from the heart into the aorta and to other parts of the body. This obstruction forces the heart to work more in order to propel blood to the body. This additional work limits eventually the quantity of blood the heart can pump. This again makes the heart muscle weak. If the narrowing is mild, symptoms might not be present. In severe cases, symptoms can be present and a surgery will usually be recommended to stretch or remove the affected valve and replace it. Without treatment, the narrowing of the aortic valve can cause severe complications for the heart.

Symptoms

Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Burning in the throat, Cold feet, Chest pain, Cold hands, Brittleness of nails, Mouth ulcers, Tongue burning, Agitation, Feeling faint, Reduced appetite, Missed period, Menstruation disorder, Joylessness, Impairment of male potency, Tiredness, Moist and softened skin, Dry skin, Mood swings, Difficulty to concentrate, Weight gain, Sensitivity to cold, Hair loss, Less than 3 defecations per week, Hoarseness, Pallor, Muscle pain, Brittleness of nails, Numbness in the arm, Tiredness, Pallor, Disorientation regarding time or place, Tongue burning, Pain in the bones, Tiredness, Bone fracture, Pain in the limbs, Curvature of the spine, Tears, Eyelids sticking together, Face pain, Eye blinking, Abdominal pain, Flatulence, Diarrhea, Nausea, Foul smelling defecation, Bloated feeling in the stomach, Distended abdomen, Paralysis, Muscular weakness in the arm, Muscular weakness in the leg, Skin nodules, Itching of skin, Hair loss, Changes in the nails, Skin redness, Blue colored skin, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Fever, Pain in the limbs, Headache, Neck stiffness, Nausea, Shortness of breath, Fever, Lockjaw, Cramps, Muscle stiffness, Sweating, Vision impairment for near objects, Vision impairment, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Increased thirst, Pain of the anus, Back pain, Lower-back pain, Limited mobility of the back, Shortness of breath, Bloody cough, Cough, Chest pain, Shortness of breath, Chest pain, Chest tightness, Cough, Back pain, Breathing-related pains, Palpitations, Bold area among hair on the head, Joint pain, Oversensitivity to light, Shortness of breath, Skin rash, Skin redness, Tiredness, Weight loss, Swollen glands in the armpit, Swollen glands in the groin, Fever, Swollen glands in the neck, Sadness, Mood swings, Mouth ulcers, Joylessness, Itching of skin, Hair loss, Scar, Skin redness, Pain in the limbs, Joint pain, Skin rash, Headache, Tiredness, Paralysis, Fever, Neck stiffness, Blue colored skin, Diarrhea, Fever, Weight loss, Skin rash, Swollen glands in the neck, Swollen glands in the armpit, Swollen glands in the groin, Tiredness, Sweating, Night sweats, Leg swelling, Arm swelling, Limited mobility of the leg, Hand pain, Vision impairment, Vision impairment for near objects, Pain in the bones, Back pain, Fever, Weight loss, Sweating, Arm swelling, Joint pain, Bone fracture, Leg swelling, Dark urine, Urge to urinate, Frequent urination, Urination during the night, Dribbling after urination, Painful urination, Decreased urine stream, Delayed start to urination, Impairment of male potency, Pain in the bones, Abdominal pain, Blue spot on skin, Pallor, Dark urine, Fever, Chills, Cough, Abdominal pain, Sweating, Blackening of vision, Disorientation regarding time or place, Yellow colored skin, Shortness of breath, Burning eyes, Burning in the throat, Cough, Eye redness, Fever, Itching eyes, Pain in the limbs, Runny nose, Skin rash, Sore throat, Swollen glands in the armpit, Swollen glands in the groin, Swollen glands in the neck, Tiredness, Oversensitivity to light, Facial swelling, Flaking skin, Pallor, Yellow colored skin, Yellowish discoloration of the white part of the eye, Visual field loss, Facial paralysis, Impaired balance, Headache, Paralysis, Tiredness, Eye pain, Mood swings, Aggressiveness, Vision impairment, Increased drive, Sleeplessness, Difficulty to concentrate, Mood swings, Agitation, Aggressiveness, Feeling of pressure in the ear, Fever, Impaired hearing, Facial paralysis, Face pain, Headache, Swollen glands in the neck, Earache, Reduced appetite, Cough, Runny nose, Tiredness, Pain in the limbs, Shortness of breath, Chest pain, Chest tightness, Cough, Night cough, Feeling faint, Heart murmur, Palpitations, Blue colored skin, Irregular mole, Scar, Skin nodules, Skin thickening, Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Muscle pain, Pain in the calves, Tremor on movement, Limited mobility of the leg, Physical inactivity, Joint instability, Muscle weakness, Muscular weakness in the arm, Muscular weakness in the leg, Difficulty in swallowing, Drooping eyelid, Muscular weakness in the arm, Muscular weakness in the leg, Changes in the nails, Swelling in the genital area, Swelling of the testicles, Dribbling after urination, Painful urination, Pain radiating to the leg, Muscular atrophy in the leg, Muscular weakness in the leg, Back pain, Stress-related leg pain, Lower-back pain, Limited mobility of the back, Physical inactivity, Shortness of breath, Chest pain, Night cough, Blackening of vision, Dizziness, Palpitations, Pallor, Tiredness, Absence of a pulse, Heart murmur, Irregular heartbeat

Medical Conditions

Aortic valve stenosis is the most common valvular defect and occurs predominantly with increased age. Minor cases of aortic valve stenosis does not usually cause any discomfort. It isn’t until the valvular opening is so small that the heart can no longer pump enough blood efficiently through the valve, that complaints starts to appear, like shortness of breath, chest pain, or sudden loss of consciousness.

Treatment

People with aortic valve stenosis should get regular medical check ups. When no complaints are immediately obvious, then generally no treatment is necessary. The occurrence of the above mentioned symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pains or sudden loss of consciousness indicate a serious case of aortic valve stenosis. In such cases one should take it easy and consider a surgery for the installation of an artificial aortic valve so that the heart doesn’t become damaged over time from being overworked.