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Right ventricular hypertrophy and weight loss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   I took a nasal decongestant for about 3 days in the week prior to a physical. My physical showed an elevated BP 130/90, and the nurse also told me my EKG indicated a "T-wave abnormality" indicative of right ventricular hypertrophy. Did the nasal decongestant have anything to do with the elevated BP and the EKG. My doc has asked me to come back in 3 months having lost some weight, as he says that will lower BP
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   give me a min please let me read your query
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   41 male (if that helps)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition
User :   no - usually my bp reads 120/80. I am overweight, but otherwise fine
Doctor :   may i know your height and weight please
User :   220 lb, 5'6"
Doctor :   you are not well in the obese zone
Doctor :   i mean you are in the obese zone
User :   Yes
Doctor :   its not the nasal decongestant BUT your weight that is the reason
Doctor :   for the hypertrophy
Doctor :   do you have any breathlessness
User :   No - I go to the gym everyday.
User :   Does the hypertrophy reverse if I lose weight
Doctor :   yes it can be BUT you really have to lose it
Doctor :   its like serious warning sign for you
Doctor :   you cant afford to take it lightly
User :   Ok - do I need to take drugs in the meanwhile. The doc suggested maybe taking Bp meds, but them decided to ask me to come back in3 months
Doctor :   you have a marginal increase
Doctor :   so BP medications are not required at the moment
Doctor :   and once the weight reduction is done you your BP will too fall in normal
User :   Ok - thank you doctor. I will take it very seriously.
Doctor :   the only treatment for you is WEIGHT LOSS. and in your case its MUST
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
Doctor :   and i wish you good luck
Doctor :   do it with dedication and motivation
Doctor :   you have your whole life ahead of you
Doctor :   and you can REVERSE it
Doctor :   take care
User :   Thank you. Have a great weekend. I will get serious. I have two kids and want to be around for them
Doctor :   yes thats the most important reason in life
Doctor :   good bye
User :   Good bye
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