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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
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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
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