I had a physical on Saturday and I haven't gotten my blood tests back yet. What gives?
I see your point, I believe that all doctors should be straight forward.
Originally Posted by PirateJon
Had my nuts checked for the first time in over 8 yrs, by two female doctors at a hospital.
At the same time? Like, one per nut or something?
They give you a hummer afterwards?
Originally Posted by heyguy
No it was weird like Pulp Fiction, one watched(the intern)
Originally Posted by Poop Loops
Yes they gave me this to keep my mouth shut:
Originally Posted by CoffeeFan
Yes, I know I'm being a total necromancer but after a year of trying to eat healthier and include a lot more cardiovascular exercise I went and got my lipid profile done again and figured I would share the results. This time I had it done at a Longs drugstore which only required a finger prick and 10 minutes for the results, which was nice.
First off, last years results:
WEIGHT: 195 Ibs
BLOOD PRESSURE: 124/82
RHR: 54 bpm
Total Blood Cholesterol: 163 mg/dL (200 mg/dL optimal)
LDL Cholesterol (bad): 110 mg/dL (less then 100 mg/dL optimal)
HDL Cholesterol (good): 38 mg/dL (above 40 mg/dL is optimal)
TC/HDL Ratio: 4.3 (Bellow 4.5 optimal)
Triglycerides: 73 mg/dL (bellow 150 mg/dL is optimal)
WEIGHT: 193 Ibs
BLOOD PRESSURE: 112/67
RHR: 60 bpm
Total Blood Cholesterol: 137 mg/dL (200 mg/dL optimal)
LDL Cholesterol (bad): 95 mg/dL (less then 100 mg/dL optimal)
HDL Cholesterol (good): 30 mg/dL (above 40 mg/dL is optimal)
TC/HDL Ratio: 4.6 (Bellow 4.5 optimal)
Triglycerides: 60 mg/dL (bellow 150 mg/dL is optimal)
So even with the inclusion of fish oil, more cardio, and veggies my HCL actually got lower. Genetic limitations I suppose. I'm glad that everything else improved, especially the blood pressure, but I really don't know what else to do with the HDL except perhaps an entire overhaul of my eating plan and taking medication.
I have a similar thing going on. I was able to get my bad cholesterol in line, but in doing so my good cholesterol still was too low. It dropped some as a matter of fact, and I have been taking fish oil for a while now....