Ask the Doctors: April 2016

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I say that being pear-shaped is healthier than being apple-shaped. She says extra fat is bad, period. Whos right? With two medications, my blood pressure has dropped from 180 mm Hg to 140 mm Hg. My doctor says its not low enough. Do you agree? I really dont want to add another medication unless its absolutely necessary. Ive experienced a few random episodes of atrial fibrillation that awakened me at night. Theyre not bad enough to scare me, but Im wondering if I should tell my doctor. For years, Ive enjoyed several cups of coffee every day. The caffeine doesnt bother me. I feel fine and sleep well. But my husband is on my case to cut back. Do you think it would be wise?
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