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Some Fascinating Check Outcomes – BionicOldGuy


I’ve not too long ago had some attention-grabbing medical check outcomes. The primary was my yearly echocardiogram. I noticed my heart specialist right now and he confirmed that each one is properly, besides that some leaking across the edges of my alternative aortic valve, categorised as “gentle to average”. I first discovered about {that a} yr in the past, and my physician confirmed there’s nothing to be anxious about as a result of I’m asymptomatic and there’s no noticeable diastolic murmur. He confirmed this on the time by discussing it with my coronary heart surgeon. Regarding signs could be fluid retention or getting out of breath, or declining train capability, I’ve none of those. If the leaking does progress sufficient sooner or later, it may be essential to get surgical procedure to redo the valve alternative.

My heart specialist additionally went over my blood work. Again in August my ldl cholesterol was nice, complete 146, ldl (“unhealthy”) 79, and hdl (“good”) 38. He was pleased with all of those, though the “good” may very well be somewhat greater. However my triglycerides had been 203, and needs to be below 150. I stated that’s occurred to me previously, and I may clear it up with weight loss plan by consuming much less junky carbs like cookies, which I attempted for just a few months. My repeat check final week got here out complete 174, ldl (“unhealthy”) 107, and hdl (“good”) 47, however I obtained 102 for my triglycerides. So, good job on the cookies, however ldl cholesterol somewhat worse, though the “good” is healthier. He’s nonetheless not anxious, we’ll repeat in six months. I feel I can get the ldl cholesterol higher by emphasizing extra entire meals plant based mostly consuming, and maintain the triglycerides down by avoiding junk. If not we could wish to bump up my statin a bit.

My last current end result was a mind mri. This was a follow-up on my current head harm by my GP. It got here out regular so far as the harm, excellent information. However it confirmed some abnormalities: “Gentle cerebral atrophy and findings of persistent small vessel ischemic illness.” My heart specialist thought these had been regular age associated. I’ll see what my GP thinks after I see her monday. I believe she could need a follow-up with a neurologist. As you may see in a hyperlink this will result in issues like stroke or dementia if it progresses. Prevention measures embody sustaining good physique weight and blood stress and exercising, which I’m already doing, and decreasing ldl cholesterol. So that is another excuse to work on doing a greater job on that.


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