Saturday, December 2, 2023

Some Fascinating Check Effects – BionicOldGuy


I’ve not too long ago had some fascinating scientific check effects. The primary used to be my once a year echocardiogram. I noticed my heart specialist lately and he showed that every one is easily, apart from that some leaking across the edges of my alternative aortic valve, categorized as “gentle to average”. I first discovered about {that a} yr in the past, and my physician showed there may be not anything to be frightened about as a result of I’m asymptomatic and there’s no noticeable diastolic murmur. He showed this on the time through discussing it with my middle surgeon. Relating to signs could be fluid retention or getting out of breath, or declining workout capability, I’ve none of those. If the leaking does development sufficient one day, it may well be important to get surgical treatment to redo the valve alternative.

My heart specialist additionally went over my blood paintings. Again in August my ldl cholesterol used to be nice, general 146, ldl (“dangerous”) 79, and hdl (“excellent”) 38. He used to be proud of all of those, even though the “excellent” is usually a little upper. However my triglycerides have been 203, and will have to be below 150. I stated that’s took place to me previously, and I may just blank it up with nutrition through consuming much less junky carbs like cookies, which I attempted for a couple of months. My repeat check remaining week got here out general 174, ldl (“dangerous”) 107, and hdl (“excellent”) 47, however I were given 102 for my triglycerides. So, excellent process at the cookies, however ldl cholesterol somewhat worse, even though the “excellent” is healthier. He’s nonetheless now not frightened, we’ll repeat in six months. I believe I will get the ldl cholesterol higher through emphasizing extra entire meals plant primarily based consuming, and stay the triglycerides down through keeping off junk. If now not we would possibly need to bump up my statin just a little.

My ultimate fresh end result used to be a mind mri. This used to be a follow-up on my fresh head damage through my GP. It got here out customary so far as the damage, superb information. But it surely confirmed some abnormalities: “Delicate cerebral atrophy and findings of power small vessel ischemic illness.” My heart specialist concept those have been customary age comparable. I’ll see what my GP thinks after I see her monday. I believe she would possibly need a follow-up with a neurologist. As you’ll see in a hyperlink this may end up in issues like stroke or dementia if it progresses. Prevention measures come with keeping up excellent frame weight and blood force and exercising, which I’m already doing, and decreasing ldl cholesterol. So that is one more reason to paintings on doing a greater process on that.


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