I am a 34 year old man who has been treated pharmaceutically (without much success) for around seven years, for hypertension. I am currently on hydrochlorothorazide, nifedipine, and ramipril, but my blood pressure remains high. I had a heart attack when I was 15 because I had a drug overdose - I feel like my heart issues have always been attributed to this. My pulse is also very rapid. I am of average weight. An intern I saw recently at my doctors office went on a hunch and tested my adolsterone levels and when I went back, they explained that my aldosterone was high (I had never heard of it) but my potassium levels were normal to a bit low. They asked if I had enough salt in my diet and I do,.. they confirmed that it cannot be the medications because my blood pressure remains high. They sent me for a 24 hour urine which they wanted done ASAP (I'm doing it now) and a renin test. Should I be worried?View Thread
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