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Hi - I Have Recently Done My Full Body Check

Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Question: Hi - I have recently done my full body check up & found few items are at risk. Could you please help in guiding on the next steps to make those normal.

Hematocrit - 53.2 % [Reference Range: 38.5 - 50 %]
Red Blood Count (RBC) - 5.91 Million/uL [Reference Range: 4.2 - 5.8 Million/uL]
Vitamin D - 19 ng/mL [Reference Range: 30 - 100 ng/mL]
Vitamin B12 - 185 pg/mL [Reference Range: 200 - 1100 pg/mL]
Triglycerides - 296 mg/dL [Desirable: <150 mg/dL]
Direct LDL Cholesterol - 133 mg/dL [Desirable: <=100 mg/dL]
HbA1C - 5.7 % of total Hgb [Reference Range: <5.7 % of total Hgb]

Rest all are in desirable range. Please guide me for the next action/medicines if required.
Follow up: Dr. Shailja Puri (28 hours later)
Hi Team - Is there any update on this ?
Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Life style modification +/- lipid lowering drugs, vit D & B12 supplements.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query on Ask A Doctor forum.
I have gone through your blood reports.
The values of triglyceride (TG) and low density lipoprotein (LDL) are high.
Th first step required is life style modification which includes increasing physical activity, avoiding fatty, junk & refined foods, including fiber rich foods in diet.
You need to consult your physician for these elevated parameters.
Lipid lowering drugs may be required to decrease the elevated levels of TG abd LDL.

Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 are low.
Vitamin D and vitamin B12 supplements need to be taken to correct these deficiencies.
Vitamin D weekly for two months and estimation of serum levels thereafter.
Vitamin B12 supplements also need to be taken for 1-2 months.
Non-veg food is also a rich source of vitamin B12.

RBC count and hematocrit are also elevated.
High altitude and smoking are known to raised RBC counts.
In case none of these factors are present, you may consult a hematologist for clinical assessment and few more blood investigations if required.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Shailja Puri

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Practicing since :2006

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Hi - I Have Recently Done My Full Body Check

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