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so i saw the cardiologist today .. 2nd opinion.

Johnnie1234
Johnnie1234

It was a female docter this time she said my cholesterol was high from a result they got in but maybe because i ate she said but she took out blood to see and she said she will call me for that to see if its because i ate food that day they took it or what it is . then she said my ekg is normal lungs and heart sounds normal she said she wasnt gonna do any sonagrams or anything because on the computers says i have done all of that back then and it was fine she said she the only thing she was going to do is make me run on a trim mill a stress test to see if theres something wrong with the heart she said if the test is good then its nothing wrong with my heart. and i asked then it would be anxiety if its nothing and she yes probably . So now im just thinking maybe something is wrong and she doesnt care or just trying to get it over with maybe i have arrythmia that it goes fast for no reason to her she said its nothing though . but we will see after the stress test after running on a trim mill i guess .

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Have the stress test and see what the results are.

There is now no need for Cholesterol tests to be done fasting.

Johnnie1234
Johnnie1234 in reply to Osidge

what do ypu mean ?

Osidge
Osidge in reply to Johnnie1234

A venous sample is usually taken to perform a full lipid profile (to find out the levels of all blood fats). The health care professional takes a sample of blood from a vein, usually in the arm. The sample is then sent to a laboratory where it is analysed and the results are usually available within 48 hours. This test will provide you with your total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, non- HDL cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations. New guidelines by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) advise that there is now no need to fast before the test. However in certain circumstances, your health care professional may request a fasting test (no food for 10-14 hours) and they will inform you of the reason for this test.

Guess what I am saying is that eating before a cholesterol test may make no difference to the interpretation of the test as Cholesterol is produced in the liver and is not affected greatly by what you eat in the immediate period before testing.

Why would she not care? She's a cardiologist..

Just because she agrees with everyone else and says it is anxiety doesn't mean she doesn't care...

It means it's ANXIETY. And if you don't work on helping the anxiety disorder that you have then nothing will change. I'm sorry.

Try researching anxiety disorder symptoms and take the medication that you have been prescribed before your anxiety disorder keep on getting worse and worse

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