Annual Physical

My APE results are out.
It's supposed to be complied with yearly, but I managed to evade it until this year. By my count, I would already be in delinquent status if I didn't submit myself to tests this year. So under the possible threat of a HR memo, I went. Hehehe.

The process went more smoothly now that I'm a manager. In fact, this is the only time I felt like I was a manager: I had an attendant who did the follow-ups on the next steps for me; I had my own room to eat my (free) breakfast in; I had to go through treadmill tests; and, I got a free voucher for a facial in one of them skin clinics. Haha.

Anyway, the results are .... well, I guess to be expected given my age:
  • Suggest nutritional build-up. The ideal body weight for this height (166 CM) is 56.9 kgs - 69.5 kgs. I am currently weighing only 45.6 kgs.
  • Hypertension suspect. Recheck BP....If persistently high (=/>140/90) consult with Cardiologist. Advise regular exercise and low salt/fat diet.
  • Anemia. Avoid tea with meals since tea reduces absorption of iron.
  • Increased Uric Acid. Avoid purine-rich foods such as legumes, nuts, mussels, internal organs, beans, and alcoholic beverages.
  • Decreased HDL noted. Patient is at risk of developing atherosclerosis. Advise regular exercise and decrease intake of fatty food. Instead, increase intake of fruits, vegetables, fibers, fish (tuna).


Complete Remission?

It has been more than a year and a half since I went for a check-up with my doctor. I sent her an e-mail when I got promoted to manager, but that was it. The thing is, I feel really tired now. Not sure if it's a sign that I should be setting an appointment with her. I seem to be doing fine with just Stresstabs and Poten-Cee