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High cholestrol, BP, on medication, not had sex from 5 years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I just moved to the area, and went to a new Doctor that specializes in Family Practice for a physical. He informed me that physicals are a waste of time at my age. I am 47 year old male, on high cholesterol medication, and high blood pressure medication. He stated that we just need to monitor these conditions at this point, and to come see him in 6 months for a medicine check and liver functions. I brought my medical records from the Cardiologist that I had when I lived in the other part of the country. I was in and out of his office in less than 20 minutes. He asked a few questions, and only checked my blood pressure. I have not had a physical in 5 years. Is this correct for my age?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please give me time to read
User :   ok
Doctor :   there is no age limit for physical

User :   ok.... what should I be asking for in way of test
Doctor :   test for what??

User :   what should I need to have done at this age
Doctor :   i am sorry ,i am did not understand ur question

User :   or is cholesterol and high blood pressure the only to worry about at this point
Doctor :   do u have any symptoms??

User :   but family history of cancer, stroke and heart problems
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   if u want physical check up then u should go for 1)complete blood picture
Doctor :   2)chest x ray
Doctor :   3)ultrasound abdomen
Doctor :   4)electrocardiography for heart problems
Doctor :   and if there is any abnormality then u will need higher investigations
Doctor :   if it is normal then nothing is required
User :   ok thank you for your time, my father died at the age of 52, and wife was nagging me...
Doctor :   and if required can go for thyroid profile/harmonal profile
Doctor :   why did he die??
User :   heart attack
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what about cancer??
Doctor :   i mean cancer history??
User :   mom breast cancer
Doctor :   ok

User :   and brother prostate cancer at 55
Doctor :   heart attack is not hereditary
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   for prostate cancer screening test is 1)digital rectal examination 2) BLOOD TEST :prostate specific antigen
User :   I have had neither of those
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   if u are concerned about prostate cancer then u should go for these two tests
Doctor :   coming to heart attack
User :   I gave him the information this morning, and he seemed not to concern
Doctor :   1)high cholesterol and BP both along with overweightare high risk factors
Doctor :   for heart attack
Doctor :   so first u should reduce ur weight and control cholesterol and BP
User :   I am down to 180lbs 5'8" and excersie 4 days per week
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   but ur weight should be around 150 lbs
User :   ok
Doctor :   may be the doctor felt as u have no symptoms of prostate enlrgement ,he have not ordered those tests for u
Doctor :   but to be on safer side ,it is better to do those tests
User :   ok... thank you for your time and advise
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :   is there anything else i need to help u with??
User :   no that was the question
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now
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