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Some Interesting Things from my Dr. visit

Monday, May 07, 2012

So, I went for my annual today. And also to go over lab work from March. It was a new PA, a cute little girl who was very thorough. We talked about my history, etc.

My lab work wasn't great but it wasn't horrible. I already knew that from a phone conversation in March with the receptionist. No meds required. This Dr. office does not believe in excess medication which is why I switched. This PA falls in line with that.

The 3 interesting things. I had lab work done last June. Most of it was the same this time, a little better but not alot. I was disappointed that some of my numbers hadn't improved more except for one she noted. My HDL (the good cholesterol) was 10 pts higher than last year. It was still low, 41, though. But she thought that was phenomenal. She said that most people have difficulty in raising their HDL as it is normally hereditary. ??? She was impressed I did it with diet and a little exercise. I know there is a huge debate out there on how much we can affect our health and how much is hereditary. I don't know. What do you think? I have my thoughts/hopes that if I keep eating the way I have been but up my exercise and lose more weight, I might be able to bring it up more.

The other thing was my Vitamin D deficiency. She says to ignore it if you are eating healthy etc. She doesn't prescribe extra. She said my over the counter 1,000 mg was fine. Maybe 2,000 mg. Otherwise she told me to go on and live my life. That putting more pills in my body was not necessary. ??? Who would have thought to hear that from a Dr.s office.

And last, she said last June my numbers showed that my thyroid level was a bit high. Huh?? Noone mentioned that. She said she will run it again in July this year. I should know more than I do about that but I don't. Off to do my research.

So, that was my Dr. visit. A different one if I have ever had one. Focus, focus, focus! Really want to see some movement in my #s next time around.

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