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I am having high blood pressure and cholesterol with arrythmia. What diet exercise and regular check up advised ?

I m on BP meds for many years,(cardizem 240 mg cap one daily) and also on cholesterol meds(combined cholesterol level-170) and have been diagnosed via an echocardiagram with an enlarged upper atria.. I have had an arrythmia all of my lfe, described as an extra beat . My primary care MD wanted to check out the arrythmia so he referred me to the cardio MD. Have been trying to lose weight on the Atkins Diet . Its difficult for me to exercise in the dead of winter , but when the weather is more cooperative, will start a walking regimen. I am 67 years old and other than overweight , am in good health. Non smoker, no signs of diabetes. Am not a sugar addict and use artificial sweetners where possible. Am I doing the right thing? My cardio MD didn t seem concerned and has set another appointment for six months. Should I be concerned?I weigh about 317 and am six feet tall.
Asked On : Wed, 23 Feb 2011
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you are gross over weight your wt should have been below 80 kg
your wt is 143 kg
follow the doctors advice try best to reduce wt
it will definitely help you with reduction of weight your bp will be lowered with controlled bp atrial enlargement will also be helped
hope you will be having sound health
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