Post # 1
Hi Everyone. I was recently diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse. I was told that it is pretty common in women (about 15% have it). I figured since most of us in here are women, this would be the perfect place to see if anyone has been diagnosed with it, and if so what you do to control the symptoms and if you have changed any lifestyle habits that help.
Post # 3
I have this as well. It was something I was born with but didn’t find out about until I was about 19 and a doctor casually said “oh you have a heart murmer due to mitral valve prolapse”. I sort of freaked out but she assured me that it was pretty common and would have no affect on my life. the only symptom she mentioned is that I might feel out of breath faster than normal when doing something physical. This is true. I do get out of breath faster than most people however it hasn’t prevented me from doing anything, (including 15 years of ballet).