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I am an active 69 year old male. 6' 195

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Question: I am an active 69 year old male. 6' 195 lbs, i row 20-40 minutes a day. resting XXXXXXX is about 60. total ch is 195 45 good 125 bad and my triglycerides bounce between 150 and 180. the only meds i take are for acid reflux and .125mg of xanax to help sleep. I have 3 things that bother me. First is slight lower leg swelling that is gone by morning, second is slowing and increased urination (not pain that improves after ejaculation), and a diminished libido. are these related?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on Ask a Doctor service!

Regarding your concern, I would explain as follows your symptoms could be related to a metabolic disorder in the body.

For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a physical exam and some tests:

- a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound to examine your heart structure and function

- thyroid hormone levels for thyroid dysfunction
- kidney and liver function tests
- serum blood electrolytes profile.

It is also important checking your prostate volume by performing a urinary tract ultrasound, considering your troubles with urination.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr.Ilir Sharka,
Cardiologist

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I am an active 69 year old male. 6' 195

Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on Ask a Doctor service! Regarding your concern, I would explain as follows your symptoms could be related to a metabolic disorder in the body. For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a physical exam and some tests: - a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound to examine your heart structure and function - thyroid hormone levels for thyroid dysfunction - kidney and liver function tests - serum blood electrolytes profile. It is also important checking your prostate volume by performing a urinary tract ultrasound, considering your troubles with urination. Hope you will find this answer helpful! Kind regards, Dr.Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist