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RobbyCU, October 8,  2020  7:32am EST

LVH Need Ideas how to fix this.

I had chest pains last month. It was in the center of my chest up and down my chest.  I thought it was gas mostly because when I burped it felt a little better and there was acid.  I made an appointment with the doctor and heprescriped and antacid that I never took because I felt better the next day or so. To be on the safe saide they wanted me to have an echo.  I had the echo and they diagnosed me with LVH. 

 I'm a 41 yo  black male that is overweight (technically obese), has obsructive sleep apnea (treated with a CPAP),  with hypertension. I thought my HBP was under control through the medication, but when I look at my readings despite the lights on the maching turing green for good, the numbers put me in either elevated or hypetensive 1 all the time.   I'm a smart person but I don't know what all this means long term. I'm going to focus more on weight watchers, and being more active.  I am currently on the following meds for my HBP: 

Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) - Olmesartan Medoxomil
Calcium Channel Blocker - Amlodipine
Diuretic - Hydrochlorothiazide
Beta-blocker - Metoprolol Succinate

I'm open to all advice, I've had trouble sleeping since I was told this news Monday. I got 3 hours the last two days and I could't sleep at all last night. I guess I'm afraid. 


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    AHAASAKatie, October 8,  2020  9:29am EST

    Good morning, thank you so much for bringing your concerns to us. I think having the echo is a very good idea so you know exactly what you are dealing with. We have a wealth of information regarding treatments and healthy living. 

    High Blood Pressure

    Healthy Lifestyle

    Healthy Eating

    Stress Management 

    It sounds like you are absolutely on the right track to determine your condition and what lifestyle changes you need to make. 

    Please know that we are here to listen and support you along the way. 

    Best Katie

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