I am a 65 year Male with no medical prescriptions, in excellent health exercising five days a week (tennis). I have cholesterol numbers of 165 Total, 60 HDL, 85 LDL.
An x-ray of my hand showed tendinitis but also atherosclerotic calcification in the artery.
What should be my treatment (statins) or should I get additional tests such as a CT scan?
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Your results are pretty good .. Hdl should be a bit higher and can be achieved by taking omega3 found in raw nuts and olive oil..ultra sound ..laser and exercises are enough..
Do you have hemodialysis ? Or diabetes?
Also you should have your parathyroid gland and hormones checked
Also have your kidneys checked
Treatment include drugs lowering circulating levels of calcium and phosphate
Also surgery is performed
Hope i helped
results are not so much deranged to worry about.
calcification does occur at this age .
local steroid shot injection at tendinitis site will help.
no need of CT scan.
PHYSIOTHERAPY WITH SHORT WAVE DIATHERY OR TENS AND MATRIX WILL HELP. DIURETICS WILL HELP WASH OUT EXTRA CALCIUM. GET KIDNEY FUNCTION TESTS DONE
the calcification in the blood vessel wont cause any problem. keep cholesterol within limits. exercises daily. take collagen peptide tablets for tendinitis