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Hydrochlorothiazide is a drug that belongs to the group Thiazide diuretics or water pill. These drugs prevent the body from absorbing excess salt and prevent water retention. This drug is used to treat high blood pressure, which in turn prevents stroke and heart attack.

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I suffer from irregular heart rates despite medication. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My heart rate exhibits irregular fluctuations. I am prescribed Amlodipine 5 mg, Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg, and Metoprolol 25 mg. I researched and found that Metoprolol has contraindications with both Amlodipine and Hydrochlorothiazide. Over the past five days, I have consulted four doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We feel glad that you reached out to us. Based on your symptoms, you may be dealing with a metabolic syndrome, given the observed low levels of potassium and sodium along with dehydration. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions, including high blood pressure, el...  Read Full »

Can Aldactone affect uric acid levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a hypertensive 31-year-old. ECG, TMT normal, echo normal except mild concentric LVH. On Telmisartan/ Amlodipine (80/5) at night and Amlodipine/Hydrochlorothiazide (5/12.5) in morning. HCTZ was started one month back but after monitoring Na, K are alright but uric acid is on the in...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I agree with you that Hydrochlorothiazide increases uric acid levels, while Amlodipine may increase the leg swelling (peripheral edema). Coming to this point, Aldactone can be added to your therapy, but it has a weak antihypertensive effect and it may lead to high ...  Read Full »

I have been taking the medications but I still have high BP. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my late forties, with a height of 6.07 feet and a weight of 209.44 Ibs. I have a diabetic family history form both sides. Currently, I am taking the following medicines: 1, For BP - The tablet Concor 5 mg, one tablet daily at night for the past eleven years. 2, For Cholesterol - T...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query and I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure despite taking the antihypertensive drug, the tablet Concor (Bisoprolol) 5 mg. You can take antihypertensi...  Read Full »

How to reduce the levels of iron and ferritin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61 year old male. For many years, I was treated for hemochromatosis. Then, about 12 years ago, I had a genetic test. The results prompted the hematologist to abruptly stop the recurring phlebotomies. I do not recall the test result and apparently, it cannot be located. But, I re...  Read Full »

Dr. Desai Santosh Badaku

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your elevated iron saturation and serum ferritin levels suggest the possibility of iron overload or hereditary hemochromatosis (HH). The test you mentioned, followed by the hematologist's decision to halt phlebotomy, could imply the detection o...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about carbon dioxide and the range of absolute eosinophils. Please review my laboratory report. Currently, I am under daily medication of HCT (Hydrochlorothiazide). Also, taking Vitamin D3 supplement daily and Vitamin C powder packs once a week.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have recently done some blood tests, and the investigation reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) have revealed that your absolute eosinophils and blood carbo...  Read Full »

Does myoglobinuria affect the kidneys?

Query: Hi doctor, High abdomen exercise resulted back and thigh stiffness and pain. For pain, I had heat application, but no medicines. It was bearable. I ate five to six mangoes at night. My urine and other things were normal. The next day, I had Diclofenac in the morning as muscles were more stiff at th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan Govindasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry, nothing will happen to your kidneys. All you need to do is just check your creatinine and urine deposits. Even if there is myoglobinuria (muscle destruction result in the presence of myoglobin in urine), it usually settles with adequate hydration and avoid...  Read Full »

I am worried about my diastolic dysfunction. Kindly help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 59 year old male. My weight is 507 pounds and height is 5'11". I am suffering from high blood pressure for the last 15 years. I am taking Metoprolol and a combination of Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide. I had an echocardiogram before four years. It was mostly normal except for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. Your report is not that bad. Most of the regurgitant lesions are very well tolerated by our body. Unless you are symptomatic like you have breathlessness or angina, etc., it is nothing to worry. Repeat your echocardiogram once every year and keep taking...  Read Full »

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