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Obese, hypertensive, have breathing problems, slight chest pain, advised changing the medicine from aldactone to amlong. What could be wrong?

hello doctor,I am a 32 yr old woman and obese.I am hypertensive and currently taking aldactone and vasoprin tabs.I recently had an echo cardiogram and its normal but Iam suffering from breathing problems and also slight chest pains on my left side.My doctor changed the aldactone tab to amlong-5 once daily,but am still worried about the breathing problem.What s really wrong with me please?
Asked On : Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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aldactone is spironolactone that belongs to class of potassium sparing diuretics..
in case of hypertension it is usually recommended when
1. other diuretics are prescribed to reduce potassium loss
2. uncontrolled or resistant hypertension
3 coexisting left ventricular dysfunction
IN your case , ECHO is normal, then your breathing problem may be related to obesity itself, or may be diastolic dysfunction of heart that may be missed on ECHO
your BP may be on higher side thats why amlong has been added
please mention your renal profile and serum electrolytes report for answering ur question related to withdrawl of aldactone
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