Friday, May 29, 2009

WHAT, 3.4?

Yesterday blood samples were taken and sent for testing.

Today I heard someone giving the result while I was in the kitchen... opening the fridge door...

"Mummy your cholesterol is 3.4"

What???

14 comments:

Karim Omar said...

makang ikut dang dan macang-macang boleh 3.4!!! Hebat! Tahniah.

RoyalTLady said...

!!!!!
Ka,

Sssssaloh taip!!!!! 3.9 actually but tak leh makang macang2 and ikut dang.... there's a barrel bergerak inside me... 78kgs. in allllllllll

A World in a PAN said...

3.4 ... but what unit, RoyalTLady?

RoyalTLady said...

Laura,

I haven't got the detail results with me... I just heard... ops! It's 3.9 actually.... but its fairly low....

That scares me too.

RoyalTLady said...

Laura...

I guess the unit is mmol/L...

Melissa said...

Is that low? It sounds low. If so, that is good news, right?

azahar said...

It is within normal range. You dpn't have to worry about it. Mine was 6.2 - borderline case.

RoyalTLady said...

Mel, Azahar,

I have been reading about low cholesterol....

Ya, may be normal but the doctor has just decreased my Simvastati to 10 mg.

Scary:abnormally low levels of cholesterol may indicate (I have no idea of how LOW):
• hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid gland
• liver disease
• mal-absorption
• inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestines
• malnutrition

Karim Omar said...

ooo ... already on simvastatin. No wonder can go that low!

Borderline or not depends really on each individual i.e. depend on your risk factor.

Dr. Azhar's 6.2 cannot be considered as borderline doc (with your age) ... ehem ...

When you have diabetes, hypertension etc - all add to the risk factor and the line push lower.

I have a friend whose target (optimal) level is below 3.2 due to several risk factor that he is having.

azahar said...

Well, that was what the doctor told me when he looked at my blood results - borderline case. No need to give medication but sufficient to control my diet.

Alhamdulillah, I am still free from diabetes and hypertension.

RoyalTLady said...

Well KA,

Yes already on statin due to family history of heart problem (risk factor)...

Other tests alhamdulillah" line clear".

Laura said...

Hello,
Thank you for stopping by my blog!
I could not find an email address to answer your question regarding the pepper. Yes, I would use it in handwash too but reduce the pepper to maybe 1/2 tsp.
Have a wonderful day!

Karim Omar said...

Here is something relevant:

Cholesterol levels: What numbers should you aim for?

http://akarimomar.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/cholesterol-levels-what-numbers-should-you-aim-for/

RoyalTLady said...

Thanks KA.

Now the prescription is on halved 10mg. But I still take the 20mg... alternate nights... Y? Because I have been naughty with my diets...

I am trying to exercise but .....but...but! I just play with Harith in the house, fetching his cars, picking up balls for him esp.when they went right under the chair and stuck at some corners.

macam2 excuse....