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Swimming and stretching everyday. Undergone cancer removal and on low dose laciniprol. Suggest a solution to get back to swimming?

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My husband is 86 and for thirty five years has been swimming 22 laps and stretching every day. After a successful cancer removal on his cheek in May, he never really regained energy to swim or stretch. He is on a low dose laciniprol, but that's about it. His doctors say he should be happy doing moderate exercise like mowing the lawns and walking, but he wants to get back to regular swims.

Posted Sat, 19 Oct 2013 in Cancer
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 6 hours later
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Review medications

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Dear patient,

Thanks for your concerns. One of the issues that should be confirmed is that his blood pressure does not go down too much with the medication, the top number should be between 120 and 150 and the bottom between 60 and 80. Other causes of fatigue, such as new onset diabetes, hypothyroidism, anemia and obstructive sleep apnea should be ruled out as well. I would recommend a visit to his primary care provider to explore such possibilities.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
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