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I am a 64 year old Marathon runner. Recently, I had an

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I am a 64 year old Marathon runner. Recently, I had an echocardiogram done and I have some mild scarring on my Aortic Valve. What causes this?? Will it impact my running?? What steps can be taken to prevent it from getting worse??

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Only Rapaflow for enlarged prostrate gland

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No. Very clean. Healthy. Active. 5 foot 5 inches. 145 lbs. Male

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 10 months ago

Mild scarring is age related change and would be seen in almost more than 25% of people of your age.

Healthy lifestyle (which you have; good exercise, no smoking, less alcohol, good physical activity, stress free life) is all which prevents the further progression.

There are some genetic factors which cannot be modified.

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