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I was smoking for last 30 years and left it now. Kindly explain the reports.

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Published At June 11, 2018
Reviewed AtAugust 22, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I was smoking for last 30 years. I left it 50 days ago. My weight is 171.96 Ibs. Height is 5 feet 7 inches. Currently, I am taking Emlong 5 twice daily.


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I have checked all attached documents (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The lab tests show:

  1. Elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and high TLC (total leucocyte count) which mean that there is inflammation most likely due to chronic bronchitis as a result of smoking.
  2. High cholesterol and triglycerides which increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
  3. High blood pressure 160/80 mmHg which will require adding another anti-hypertensive.

Otherwise, all other laboratory reports are normal. My advice is as follows:

  1. Antibiotics for bronchitis plus some cough medications if you have phlegm.
  2. Adding another antihypertensive medication in order to have strict blood pressure control.
  3. Rosuvastatin 10 mg tablet for high cholesterol.
  4. Provide me with a chest X-ray and ECG in order to exclude other possible conditions.
  5. For any further advice, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine

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