(Closed) Ladies: Get regular check-ups! Young does not equal healthy.

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

 I agree 100%!!!!! Being young doesnt always mean you are healthy and its better to cathch things early then before its too late to fix the problem

Post # 5
207 posts
Helper bee

my first check for cholesterol is this July! I am trying to be good and eat oatmeal each morning…doing myself favors when I can. Nervous!


What do you have to do to get it down?

Post # 7
835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes I know this all too well. My total chol is 229 and LDL is 149. Not that great for 25 yo. 

@MsTargaryen:  Fried goods, cheese, egg yolk, creamy dressings, etc. They all contain cholesterol. Also exercise and medication if needed.

Post # 8
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Great message to everyone! =)

I just found out I have high prolactin levels and a nodule on my thyroid and I’m 24.  I’ve apparently had these problems for years, but no other doctor addressed anything.

Post # 9
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Yes! And don’t forget yearly skin checks at the Dermatologist too.

Post # 10
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I found that cutting down on meats, eggs and lots of walking helped with my cholesterol. Good luck to you!

Post # 11
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree!  And not just your family doctor either—-make sure you get to your ob/gyn!  I go every year willingly (am I the only one that doesn’t mind it???) but my sister hasn’t gone since her son was born—his is 6!!! yikes!!  I had a full body screening lately and they coincidentally found a lump on the CT scan— biopsy came back ok—but cancer scare is NOT fun.  Get on it, ladies.  And get your men to the doctor, too.  As the old saying goes: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Post # 12
3799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@inspiredcreations:  I have bad cholesterol on both of my family sides,too. I’ve been on medication since I was 10, and my numbers are/were similar to yours. I am very small, exercise every night of the week, and watch what I eat. I was diagnosed with a disorder where my body produces too much cholesterol, so even though on the outside I look like the picture of health, inside I’m just raging with lipids!

This is a great message to everyone. Get yearly checkups and have bloodwork done to check for a miriad of things, like cholesterol! And do the skin checks! I am currently working on finding a derm to do a skin check. It’s just necessary! And dont forget the lady doctor!

Post # 14
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I have a history of high cholesterol so I get my blood run at least once per year.  Definitely have your TSH/thyroid test done regularly as well.  Low or high TSH levels wreak havoc on your metabolism and a lot of weight gain can be attributed to low TSH levels.

Post # 15
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@inspiredcreations:  holy cow, that’s amazing! Are you planning to stick with it?

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