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Help reading CBC, HORMONE TEST blood results.

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I need help reading my blood results. I have had a CBC and Hormone Test and I don't understand them. I have a PDF file of the results. I'm a 43 lady.


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Expert:  Dr. J Muthukrishnan replied 4 Days.

Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
All your reports are fine ( the hormonal levels ) which rules out any thyroid disorders or gynaecology problems.
You have slight anemia, and that can be easily corrected.
Also your cholesterol is again slightly elevated, which can also be controlled.
Can you post what are your symptoms and why you got the tests done? And if you are on any current medications? This will help me guide you further,
Regards.


Patient replied :

Thank you for the reply.
The reason why I went to get a check (very easy here in Thailand to do) is because I wanted to see if I had any hormone problems because of my Melasma. I have read online (this must be a disaster for doctors!) about the possible connection between thyroid etc.
I want to start treating myself from the inside out!
Anyway about 2 weeks ago I did a fast for a week and gave up meat. I love vegetables and have been just sticking to this after the fast. However I DO drink alcohol everyday.
What can I do to reduce my cholestrol? Should I give up alcohol?
How can I control my anemia?
I must also mention (sorry!) that I have been feeling unwell today before the test, very run down. Perhaps this has something to do with it?
Thanks again for your time.


Expert:  Dr. J Muthukrishnan replied 3 Days.

Hello,
Anemia could be causing fatigue and tiredness for sure, but your levels are not significantly or alarmingly low.
For anemia, you should have lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits, pomegranate, cereals ( like corn flakes fortified with iron ), and you can start Syrup. Fefol ( Iron + Folic Acid ) 10 ml twice daily. You can recheck your values after 3 months.
For cholesterol first I will advise dietary modification, switching over to low oil-low fat diet, and exercise daily 30-45 minutes of brisk walking will be very helpful.
Do this for 3 months, and we will get your cholesterol levels checked. If it is still high, you can statt STATIN therapy.
Yes you should give up alcohol as it has a lot of health benefits apart from lowering cholesterol too.
Regards.


Dr. J Muthukrishnan
Category: Diabetologist
Experience: 
Fellowships/Training: 
1. 10th Asia-Pacific Pediatric Endocrine Society  Fellows meeting, Seoul, Korea, Oct 2008
2. Eighth ICMR Course on Genetics and Genetic Counseling – Jul 2008 – SGPGI, Lucknow
3. Annual Certificate Course on Endocrinological Laboratory Techniques at National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR) Hyderabad,India, ( Aug-Sep 2006) 
Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diplomate of National Board, National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2008, Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad
Senior Residency: Diplomate of National Board (General Medicine), National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2002
Residency: MD, General Medicine, 1997-2000, Armed Forces Medical College, 2nd position in University
Medical School: MBBS, Armed Forces Medical College, 1992
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