Having been told that my blood test results from the Doctor’s surgery were fine, I then received a call from my doctor to run through some of the results. What was fine then wasn’t fine.
The doctor explained that the ‘markers’ on my liver function test were elevated, but that it was nothing to be alarmed about. That I also had inflammation, which again was nothing to worry about. My cholesterol level was higher than it should have been and that needed to come down.
Having had problems with lactose, I moved over to lactose free products, which contain full fat milk and therefore can contribute to cholesterol problems. Until I got the test back I never made the connection. By solving one problem I was causing another. I therefore have to work on reducing my cholesterol.
I have a telephone appointment next week with my doctor to go through the findings in more detail. In the meantime I’m sorting things out for myself. Being slim you wouldn’t think I’d have problems with cholesterol, but it just goes to prove, all is not what it seems from the outside.
It’s probably something we should all bear in mind, particularly when it comes to our health. We can’t afford to sit back and assume things will be okay.