Cholesterol and medicals

Old Oct 24th 2013, 1:45 am
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Hi,

Will high cholesterol affect medicals? (not too high just a little bit)

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Old Oct 24th 2013, 1:56 am
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Unlikely. Unless you need lots of treatment that will cost the Canadian healthcare system more than approx $6k a year?
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Don't think they even test for it
Can't remember if they ask about it
If you want to be ultra safe get a letter from your doctor outlining your treatment and likely future prognosis (ie will have to maintain taking x amount of y drug)
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Don't think they even test for it
Can't remember if they ask about it
If you want to be ultra safe get a letter from your doctor outlining your treatment and likely future prognosis (ie will have to maintain taking x amount of y drug)
I don't think they do.

The urine test was presumably something diabetes related
The blood test I believe is limited to serious diseases like HIV or syphilis.
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Old Oct 24th 2013, 4:27 am
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I don't think they do.

The urine test was presumably something diabetes related
The blood test I believe is limited to serious diseases like HIV or syphilis.
You would need a specific blood test to check the cholesterol level. The question is, if you know that you have a high level is it being treated ? If not, why not.
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I assumed it was
Giving the Medical professions seeming desire to stick everyone on statins
If it isn't being treated and therefore no official diagnosis I don't know that you'd even have to mention it
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You would need a specific blood test to check the cholesterol level. The question is, if you know that you have a high level is it being treated ? If not, why not.
That would be for the OP to answer. It does sound like a bit of worrying excessively. I'd suspect millions of people have "a little bit" over the normal level.
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Hi Everyone!
First of all thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question! This forum is just amazing! And I apologize for not getting back to you earlier. I had some family in town and along with work and research I didn't have time to post anything.
So my husband realized that his cholesterol level was a little bit higher than normal like 4 months ago and his doctor suggested that he should change his diet and exercise and that's what he has been doing since then. Last week he visited his doctor to see if his cholesterol is good and guess what! His doctor called today with amazing results. His cholesterol is back to normal just with a low fat diet and exercise We both feel very relieved because of the approaching medical appointment and most importantly because we were concerned about his health
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