whats the difference between endothelial dys and mvd

Does anyone know the difference between ed and mvd? I was told that I didn't have mvd but mild ed? Does anyone. Have mild ed? What is the prognosis and can it be reversed?

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Here is a pretty detailed article about endothelial dysfunction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endothelial_dysfunction

Endothelial dysfunction is a systemic pathological state of the endothelium (the inner lining of blood vessels) and can be broadly defined as an imbalance between vasodilating and vasoconstricting substances produced by (or acting on) the endothelium.[1] Normal functions of endothelial cells include mediation of coagulation, platelet adhesion, immune function and control of volume and electrolyte content of the intravascular and extravascular spaces. Endothelial dysfunction can result from and/or contribute to several disease processes, as occurs in septic shock, hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, diabetes, it can also result from environmental factors, such as from smoking tobacco products and exposure to air pollution.

Mitral Valve Disease (from Mayo Clinic) http://www.mayoclinic.org/mitral-valve-disease/

In mitral valve disease, the valve between your left heart chambers (left atrium and left ventricle) doesn't work properly.

Types of mitral valve disease include:

Mitral valve regurgitation. In this condition, the flaps (leaflets) of the mitral valve weaken, causing blood to leak backward into the left atrium of your heart. If not treated, it can result in heart muscle damage. The most common cause of blood leakage is mitral valve prolapse, in which the leaflets bulge back into the left atrium as your heart contracts.
Mitral valve stenosis. In this condition, the mitral valve opening is narrowed.

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I think she's referring to Micro Vascular Disease.


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Yes, I think you're right. Thanks for correcting.

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Hi Babe03,

How did your appointment go with Dr. Tremmel? Did you have testing? Did you come away with any drug regimen? Have you also gone thought the GI testing, too, previously. Just wondering. Are you back home again, now? How are you feeling and what was the explanations given to you?

All best, Mary

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Hi Mary
I sent you a private message earlier this evening. If you didnt get it let me know
Take care

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I wish ther was a "dr tremmel" over in the UK,she sounds amazing.

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