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ethnic minority health conditions

Posted by @anecul, Sep 19, 2012

I have Thalassemia. I was diagnosed Pre-diabetic in 2008, meds are metformin 1500mg. I also have Glaucoma, latanaprost drops; spiking Blood Pressure, atenlol 100mg; Shingles, acyclovir 800mg for flare ups. My LDL will not go down, my HDL will not come up after years of proper diet and 5 days per week of exercise. My weight is 128.4, age 71 in October; I am very active.

I would like a 2nd opinion on possible heart problems/risk and kidney problems/risk given the Thalassemia complications on the other conditions mentioned above.

What type of doctor can offer the best assessment and screening?


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