I am 29 years old male. In a routine blood test & health checkup my results were
BP: 100/70 sitting. Pulse 68
Fasting B Sugar: 98
Post Lunch BS: 115
TSH: 2.21 IU/ML
T3: 82 ng/dL
T4: 6.70 G/DL
APOLIPOPROTEIN A1: 126 mg/dL
APOLIPOTROTEIN B: 82.70 mg/dL
Serum Creatinine: 1.04mg%
Calcium: 8.61 mg/dL
Blood Urea Nitrogen: 16.5 mg/dL
IRON: 52.43 UG/DL
TOTAL IRON BINDING CAPACITY: 280.50 UG/DL
ESR: 04 mm/Hr
Total Cholesterol: 198.5
HDL Direct: 54.9
LDL Direct: 122
Hs Creactive Protein: 2.98 mg/L
Lipoprotein A: 57.7 mg/dL
Now, upon some reading on the internet, I learnt thatmy LDL levels, LPa levels,
CRP & Homocystein levels are all evelated. Is it true? I am very concerned as
they are said to be cardiac markers.
I was then told by my family doctor that nothing can be done about CRP and LPa
as they are genetic in nature. He, however advised me to start ECOSPRIN AV 75
(ecosprin 75mg and atorvastatin 10mg combo drug) daily for life. Another friend
of mine who is a general physician, says it is not warranted for my age and on
results I should employ diet modification.
I am already follwoing a low fat diet, even though I am a non vegetarian. I do
not have any sweets at all. occasional chocolates, soft drinks at times only. I
never have smoked. I dont drink. I exercise about 20 minutes 4 times a week
including skipping and weights. my father had bypass about 5 years ago when he
was 62. my mother is no more as she was suffering from a disease related to
adrenal glands and was on steroids. she had a cardiac arrest at 45 years age. i
am the only child to my parents.
now, i am worried about the cardiac results along with my cholesterol. Is the
drug warranted in my case based on my results? I am confused as I ave differing
opinions from two different doctors. If I should take medication,will there be
any adverse effects of the medication in future? any precautions I should take?
I started the medication and took for about 5 months and stopped it when my
friend asked me to. but I am confused as to what I should do. Please help.
I suffer from anxiety attacks and I am currently taking Serta 25 mg daily for
about 3 months (advised by the same doctor)...and some ayurvedic drugs for my
I shall appreciate a detailed answer. Thanks a lot.