BloodTest

I Had My Blood Checked Out

About five years ago my cholesterol was too high.
Being a healthy young man of about 22 years old at the time, this was not a good thing.
Running wasn’t as present in my life as it is now, but I did go for a run now and then and had plenty of exercise every sunday leading a troop in my Scouts.
I didn’t smoke, but could eat more fruit according to the doctor, so I did.

Since then I check my blood on a yearly basis, the cholesterol is no longer an issue, but I do think it’s a good idea to check if my vitamin levels etc. are OK during the winter.

So Tuesday I got pricked and today I called for the results.
Doctor said everything was fine instead of being somewhat low on iron, my iron reserves, vit. B and D and folic acid.
Not daring to ask what ‘Not Fine’ people’s blood looked like I listened to the advice.

Take a multivitamin with added iron everyday and a vit. D supplement weekly.
Should solve everything and even help with the fatigue I’m often feeling.

So cheers to my doctor and off to the pharmacy.
I’m curious if I’ll notice the result soon or at all.

Do you take supplements during the winter? Do you feel the effect? I’m somewhat sceptic, but all I can lose is some money, I guess…

4 comments

  1. tamsynsmith says:

    I struggle with iron deficiency anaemia. I am a vegetarian, but it is genetic. My mother, sister and grandmother all have the same problem, and none of them is vegetarian. I was advised to eat more green leafy vegetables and to drink orange juice with them to help me absorb the iron… but if you’re not vegetarian then there are easier sources for you to access. 🙂

    • ignace_s says:

      Sounds tough actually…
      As far as my diet goes, I eat healthy and with a lot of variation etc, I don’t see a lot of possibilities, will start with a month of supplements and go from there 🙂

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