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Some Fascinating Check Outcomes – BionicOldGuy

I’ve just lately had some attention-grabbing medical take a look at outcomes. The primary was my yearly echocardiogram. I noticed my heart specialist right this moment and he confirmed that every one is effectively, besides that some leaking across the edges of my alternative aortic valve, labeled as “gentle to average”. I first discovered about {that a} yr in the past, and my physician confirmed there’s nothing to be apprehensive 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 (“dangerous”) 79, and hdl (“good”) 38. He was proud of all of those, though the “good” could possibly be somewhat increased. However my triglycerides had been 203, and ought to be beneath 150. I mentioned that’s occurred to me prior to now, and I might clear it up with food plan by consuming much less junky carbs like cookies, which I attempted for a couple of months. My repeat take a look at final week got here out complete 174, ldl (“dangerous”) 107, and hdl (“good”) 47, however I received 102 for my triglycerides. So, good job on the cookies, however ldl cholesterol somewhat worse, though the “good” is healthier. He’s nonetheless not apprehensive, we’ll repeat in six months. I believe I can get the ldl cholesterol higher by emphasizing extra entire meals plant primarily based consuming, and hold the triglycerides down by avoiding junk. If not we might wish to bump up my statin a bit.

My ultimate current outcome 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, superb information. Nevertheless it confirmed some abnormalities: “Delicate 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 might desire a follow-up with a neurologist. As you possibly can see in a hyperlink this may result in issues like stroke or dementia if it progresses. Prevention measures embrace sustaining good physique weight and blood strain and exercising, which I’m already doing, and reducing ldl cholesterol. So that is one more reason to work on doing a greater job on that.

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