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Just had blood tests and abnormal findings were as follows:

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Just had blood tests and abnormal findings were as follows:
Phosphorus: 1.82
Urea: 8.2
AST: 46
ALT: 49
Total cholesterol: 6.08
Triglycerides: 2.07
I have had a total thyroid removal in 2014. I am concerned with heart disease. Have been taking anti inflammatory pills on and off for the past 3 weeks and have started speed walking as well but started feeling bad after exercise. I am female 55 years of age from Canada. Travelled to Cuba this past January. Am very anxious person. Please help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


There is nothing indicating heart disease here.

That is not a blood test.

That would be a stress test.

Nothing is particularly much out of line on these labs.

Your liver enzymes are simply high normal, or just over within lab variability ranges. Not a problem. These should simply be repeated in 3 months.

Your cholesterol is high and triglycerides slightly high.

Phosphorus is slightly high , which would indicate the need for a calcium level and vitamin D leve. It also mandates an assessment for possible osteoporosis. It also is one point indicating the need for cardiovascular assessment prior to starting an exercise program.

The cholesterol should be brought down with diet and exercise, but the levels in no way indicate current heart disease.

Feeling bad after exercise demands a visit to your doctor, and if there is any concern of heart disease on exam, a stress test. This is a mandatory assessment. You should not be exercising until this assessment is done.

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