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Smoker, what should doctor check ?

What things should I have a doctor check if I'm a heavy smoker that had high cholesterol a year ago and get no exercise ? Also my dad had a heart attack in his early 50's.
Asked On : Thu, 22 Apr 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

Hi.. It is better to get a complete health check up.. In case that is not possible then, the minimal tests which you would need is a complete blood count, chest x-ray, EKG. The other tests is based on your symptoms..

Answered: Mon, 3 May 2010
General Surgeon Dr. Biji Thomas George's  Response
You are at high risk of a heart attack.
Stop smoking immediately and start exercising.
There is no point in checking your health if you don't do what is in your own power to do.
Once you stop smoking and start exercising there is meaning to your getting checked by a doctor.
Otherwise you are only wasting your money and time for the profit of some lab.
Answered: Thu, 17 Feb 2011
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Ms. Ketki's  Response

1. Because of family histroy u have a risk
2. cz of smoking u r increasing risk
3. investigations to do :

- Lipid profile
- Cardiac Enzymes
- PFT ( Pulmonary function tests)
-Chest X-ray

For further querries :

Answered: Fri, 25 Feb 2011
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Homeopath Dr. KOMAL vig's  Response
hello.. the test requiires are lipid profile, chest x-ray, and pulmonary function test .. god bless..
Answered: Sat, 19 Feb 2011
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