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Please can you help me understand my blood results

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Hi please can you help me understand my blood results
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

yes, I can help you with your blood results.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi,

I have my blood tests but I don't understand as there seem to be some high ones.

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

(KC6140) deal with other 24 mm/h

serum vitamin D 43 mm/h

prescription done

serum ferritin (KC6140) 22 ug/L

already dealt with

serum lipids

(KC6140) 7.0 mmol/L

serum triglycerides 2.70 mmol/L

serum creatinine 48 umol/L

Serum C reactive protein level 10 mg/L

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
ESR or erythrocyte sedimentation rate is an old test which is used to look for inflammation in your red blood cells

for women 0-29 mm/hr for women ESR is normal. your levels are within normal limits.

you can read more here
http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/sed-rate/basics/results/prc-20013502

I'm glad your ferritin and vitamin D levels have been treated.

serum triglycerides is a type of fat or cholesterol in your blood.
you want your levels to be 1.7 or less.
2.7 is considered high.

triglycerides are treated and lowered with changes in your diet and exercise. and if that doesn't work, there are medications which can help lower your triglycerides.
you can read more here.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/triglycerides/art-20048186

creatinine is a muscle breakdown product which is used to look at your kidney function
if your levels are slightly low, it is not a worry. it means your kidneys are working fine.

c reactive protein is a blood test to look for inflammation of your blood vessels.
it is not a test to be done by itself.
your doctor should be checking your heart and your overall picture
higher levels can be a sign of inflammation of your blood vessels or even inflammation of your heart blood vessels
you might need more testing to check your heart like a heart stress test or EKG or echocardiogram to check on your heart blood vessels
you can read more here
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03424/Elevated-Creactive-Protein-CRP.html

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