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Have shortness of breath, overweight. Hypertensive taking treatment, had rheumatic fever as child

In the last couple of weeks, I have noticed some shortness of breath---not constant, just once or twice a day. I am 63, female. Had rheumatic fever as a child (age 11) but no lasting effects through my life. Non drinker, Non smoker, overweight, take hypertensive Rx. Recently moved to a small town near Tallahassee and would like to find a Family Practice physician for my husband and I.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Dear Ma'm
thanks for writing to HC magic
i can not suggest an FP as i am not from that region, however about your shortness of breath (SOB) i have a few comments. your hypertension and weight are two factors which contribute to SOB. one more thing, if it is a true SOB, that's if it comes consistently on same level of exertion? if yes, then please discuss it with your doctor. because this requires examination.
all the best.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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