Yes, weight is a problem. I'm 78 and have lost 15 lbs on the Atkin's diet. It's great! Also have been on diuretic blood pressure pills. Doctors over-prescribe with the latest, overpriced pills while ignoring the the older med which does the job as good as the newer ones and is a lot better for you. You have to take charge and tell the MD that you want to try the diuretics. Take care.