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Inferior wall ischemia. On Hydrochlorothiazide medication, stopped it. Going to the gym for exercise, weight lifting. Will this increase ischemia?

69 yrs.Male,medium- built, have inferior wall ischemia as shown in tread mill test. Was taking 1 tab of Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg for 6 months but later discontinued as didnt suite. Resumed visiting Gym for free hand exercise & light weight lifting of 15 Kg. Work out duration 30 min. Feeling better with occasional & little breathing strain but feel better with deep breathing Question - any chance of increasing ischemia condition
Asked On : Thu, 12 Jul 2012
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Hydrochlorothiazide is prescribed to reduce high blood pressure.
If you were taking it for reduction of high BP,then sudden withdrawal might have resulted in increasing your BP.
Since you are also suffering from inferior wall ischemia,you should take some medicine for that.Without any medication
You may aggravate your ischemia and BP,so you should consult some cardiologist and take medications to protect your heart.
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