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    Question Cholesterol

    Hey,

    Just had the request from my CO to get extra bloods grrrr. That didn't make me many friends at the doctors as I have pretty deep veins

    So My Cholesterol comes back at 5.0 HH
    Triglyceride 1.2
    HDL 1.21
    LDL 3.2 HH
    Chol/HDL Ratio 4.1

    Is this a deal breaker? My BMI is 29. BP normal and although the doc kindly diagnosed a murmur the echocardiogram was normal.

    Am I worrying unecessarily?

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    This shouldn't be a deal-breaker if you have high cholestrol. I am not sure how to read your levels but it seems you have high LDL (the bad cholestrol) and a high BMI.

    I used to have high cholestrol and my triglycerides was way off the charts but the drug (fenofibrate) knocked it off and with a sensible diet, my levels have been okay since.

    I am sure if you exercise, take a cholestrol-reducing drug like statin, and a low-fat diet the levels will come down enormously. The good thing is- high cholestrol is very reversible and easy to get down to normal levels.

    I am sure it won't be an issue but it requires some monitoring and onus on you (how committed you are to the exercise and diet) to reduce it- and most probably result in a minor delay with the MA in Wellington rather than a permanent NO.

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    Cheers Batgirl,

    The nurses advised they wouldn't even think about medicating at 5.0m/mol and the triglycerides are low. On top of my regular exercise (polo and surfing being my summer sports) I have joined a gym so I'm now exercising every day.

    My biggest issue is turning down the home baking of my North Canterbury farmers....... surely that's just rude?! But I guess it has to be done.

    I guess I'll just wait and see what the MA have to say!

    Cheers

    Liz

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    Is it wrong to check the online status of your application daily? I'm not due back to hear for a month but the date keeps changing on the medicals received tab......

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizM View Post
    Is it wrong to check the online status of your application daily? I'm not due back to hear for a month but the date keeps changing on the medicals received tab......
    Once a day is not even worth mentioning. When you start thinking: "Sure it's 8PM in New Zealand, but maybe somebody in London is updating my status," then you have a problem.

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    Awesome.

    Good to hear!

    Cheers

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