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Author: JLC Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 734750  
Subject: Re: My medication and what it did Date: 12/6/2012 9:14 AM
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This time last year I was diagnosed with a leaky aortic valve and was prescribed Diovan.

Without knowing your numbers results from assumed tests I'll limit my comments (maybe).

You most likely have aortic regurgitation, meaning the leaky heart valve allows the blood to flow backwards. Diovan is an angiotensin inhibitor (ACE) and acts like an afterload reducer. Meaning, it reduces blood pressure and allows the blood to keep moving forward more efficiently.

This is all in an effort to reduce the work load of the heart muscle and hopefully prevent you from going into congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, or developing some sort of disrhythmia. Like all meds, some people have side effects. A friend of mine developed a persistent cough after starting an ACE which went away after stopping the drug. You need to talk things over with your physician and get on a drug that will help and not leave you feeling bad. It can be a trial and error situation.

Don't ignore this. I've treated/seen plenty of guys that stopped their medications on their own because it "messed with my nature" (they couldn't get an erection) and wound up having a stroke. Like that's really attractive to a woman.

JLC
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