Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
191 Doctors are Online

Smoker, used to take Enzyte. Recent test showed elevation in cholesterol, potassium, hemoglobin. Reason?

My husband is 48 years old and just had a physical for a new job - the nurse calls today to inform him that his chlosterol, potassium and hemoglobin are all high? On the day of the physical his blood pressure was 100/135 (a little nervous). The only medication that he has taken has been Enzyte (male enhancement pills) - he has quit taking them now. He is a smoker (pack a day).
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  19
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Psychologist 's  Response
Dec 2015
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

Blood pressure during physical test is due to nervousness. Not to worry. Cholestrol and pottassium are the result of unhealthy diet habbits. We need a balanced diet including vegetables, fibre rich food and fruits. Alcohol and smoking has not effect on cholestrol but both combined is fatal for heart. High haemoglobin level is somewhat associated with smoking. You lungs oxygen carrying capacity decreases and body finds alternative solution in increasing haemoglobin.

If the level is above 17 gms/dl then consult your GP and find the diagnosis. He may suggest other tests to find the exact cause.

Wish your husband speedy reovery
Answered: Mon, 3 Jun 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor