Blood Pressure and Other Health Markers Revisited

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My diet plan is already quite clean and missing numerous of the obvious things that are inflammatory like excess sugar, dairy and omega6 veggies oils. Peanuts, soy, and whole grain wheat can all be healthy foods but some individuals are delicate to them, which can cause swelling. I know Im delicate to popcorn, I had a bad occurrence visiting my sibling a couple of years ago- we went to the movies a lot so I over-indulged in popcorn.

High Hematocrit! Im prepared to join the peloton! (40 years ago possibly, in my dreams).

I saw my medical professional on Friday and got my test outcomes. The majority of the normal “lipid panel” outcomes were fantastic, like overall cholesterol, hdl, and Triglycerides. Ldl was 107, a little above target of 100, But here is where a few of the extra tests my Doc had run was available in helpful. Oxidized ldl was low. The newest word is that it is oxidized ldl, not simply ldl, that threatens (it causes arterial wall damage that results in plaque). My insulin resistance is also low, another new test Ive not had before which is fantastic. More traditional blood markers like glucose were fine, as were a lot of tests for blood mineral and vitamin levels.

Anyway, all of the above is good news. The only problem was moderate hscrp (high-sensitivity c-reactive protein), a marker of persistent inflammation. Below 1 would be low cardiovascular risk, while mine at 2.2 puts me in the middle of the “average cardiovascular risk” category. Likewise persistent inflammation is not good in general for healthy aging. It would be nice to drive this below 1.0.

Blood Pressure Solved By Metoprolol.

One interesting one that captured my eye was Hematocrit: 47. This is a measure of the oxygen carrying capability of your blood cells, and 47 is high. Professional cyclists can get busted if this number goes above 50 and they cant show it was natural, as a typical doping practice was to use prohibited compounds like epo to drive it up. I may have the prospective to be a truly excellent bicyclist- other than that Im average in other important locations like muscle power.

I am a Mechanical Engineer born in 1953, Ph. D, Stanford, 1980. I have actually been active in the mechanical CAE field for decades. I likewise have a lifelong interest in outdoor activities and physical fitness. I have had both hips changed and a heart valve replacement due to a hereditary condition. This blog chronicles my adventures in staying active in spite of these bumps in the road.
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Ldl was 107, slightly above target of 100, But here is where some of the extra tests my Doc had run came in convenient. Oxidized ldl was low. The latest word is that it is oxidized ldl, not just ldl, that is hazardous (it causes arterial wall damage that leads to plaque). My insulin resistance is likewise low, another brand-new test Ive not had prior to which is excellent. More traditional blood markers like glucose were fine, as were a lot of tests for blood mineral and vitamin levels.

I feel respectable about all of this, What wasnt so good is that I still had not gotten my BP under control despite all the dietary actions Ive taken. Its regular or slightly raised many of the time, but especially in the AM, it sometimes is more elevated. So I asked my cardiologist to restart metoprolol, and my Doc wants me to get a followup eval from the cardiologist anyway so Ill be seeing him on march 15th. I could constantly, with doctors authorization this time, cut down or phase back metoprolol later. Ive currently started back in on metoprolol and BP is now fine,.

While my BP was raised, I avoided working out strongly first thing in the morning, without at least a half hour warmup. I found that I like that so Im going to stich to it. Let the old body warm up prior to I make it go hard.

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