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Cardiomegaly and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

Your heart is the center of your cardiovascular system. Your heart uses your body’s blood vessels to pump blood to all of your cells. Your blood contains the oxygen that your cells have to have in order to function properly. Cardiomegaly is the medical term that is used when your heart is enlarged. Cardiomegaly refers to an increase in the size of your heart. Cardiomegaly is believed to be the direct result of the thickening of your heart muscles. This takes place when your heart is presented with an increase in workload. There are other terms that are used for cardiomegaly. It is also known as athlete heart, heart enlargement, osteochondrodysplasia syndrome, and enlarged heart, megacardia and megalocardia. One thing to keep in mind is that cardiomegaly is not a disorder or a disease. Cardiomegaly is a condition that is a sign or symptom of an underlying disorder or disease that is responsible for it. It is possible for cardiomegaly to be present when the cause cannot be determined or is not known. However, there are several things that can cause you to have cardiomegaly. Things that place a great deal of stress on your body can result in you having cardiomegaly. Some of these include: Cardiomegaly is also a common problem for athletes or people who exercise vigorously in long, hard workouts. The reason for this is because your heart is put under a greater workload or is overworked. What this means is that your heart has to pump more blood and work harder to meet the demands of your body. This can result in your heart muscle becoming thickened, which is what leads to cardiomegaly. There are some risk factors that may increase your likelihood of having cardiomegaly. Some of these are: Again, it is important to remember that cardiomegaly is not a disease or a disorder. It is a condition that is a sign or symptom of whatever the underlying disease or disorder is that is causing it. However, having said that, there are signs and symptoms that may be an indication of cardiomegaly. You may not have any signs or symptoms with cardiomegaly. If you do, possible signs and symptoms may include: