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Cholesterol level high, exercise, obese, cholesterol is 256. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Hello, good morning
User :   i had a question regarding cholesterol
User :   good morning doc
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   what care needs to be taken if the cholesterol levels are high
User :   this is considering the fact that
User :   we lead a very healthy lifestyle
User :   we exercise
User :   we dont eat junk food or outside food
User :   no red meat
Doctor :   Sure, I will suggest
User :   but still the cholesterol level comes out high
Doctor :   Is it for you?
User :   there is no family history either
User :   yes for me
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   May I know your age, weight and height?
User :   32-78kg and 5feet 7 inches height
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Please do give me a few seconds
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Your ideal weight should be around 72kgs
Doctor :   It is still fine
User :   ok
User :   i do not lose much weight despite exercising
Doctor :   Do you have the reports with you now?
User :   not surrently
Doctor :   That is fine
User :   currently
Doctor :   ok
User :   but it is in the threshold region
Doctor :   Can you mail it to me?
User :   ya sure doctor
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ya i think i have it
Doctor :   Do you have it now?
User :   yes yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   That is good
Doctor :   Can you tell me the report?
User :   should i tell u the numbers
User :   s.Cholesterol is 256
Doctor :   yes
User :   s.Triglycerides is 190
User :   s.VLDL cholesterol is 38
User :   s.HDL-cholesterol is 61
User :   s.LDL cholesterol is 157
User :   ratio of cholesterol/HDL is 4.2
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I will interpret it
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   Your Serum Cholesterol is high
Doctor :   Triglycerides should be less than 160
User :   ok
Doctor :   VLDL normally less than 31
Doctor :   HDL is good
Doctor :   LDL should be less than 160
Doctor :   It is normal in you
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ratio should be more than 5 in men
User :   so serum cholesterol and triglycerides is a problem?
Doctor :   Sorry, May I know your sex?
User :   ya male
Doctor :   thank you
Doctor :   I do not see a major health concern here
Doctor :   You seem to be more normal
Doctor :   It can be due to stress or fasting stat while taking the test
User :   oh ok
User :   should i cut down on certain foods?
Doctor :   Even otherwise, I will tell you few things
User :   ok
Doctor :   I am happy that your
Doctor :   HDL levels are good
User :   ok
Doctor :   So not much of changes in your diet is required
Doctor :   It is really good that HDL is high in you. It is called as good Cholesterol
User :   ok
Doctor :   VLDL is also fine
User :   are nuts good for cholesterol?
Doctor :   Not really
User :   i have been having many almonds
Doctor :   It is not advised
User :   walnuts?
Doctor :   Would you like to go in for a diet consultation?
Doctor :   Walnuts are also not good
User :   ya diet consultation would be good
Doctor :   ok
User :   but other than that
User :   no tablets and all will be required right?
User :   to reduce cholesterol?
Doctor :   I will make sure that my CRM team member will call you after the chat and guide you further
Doctor :   Your age is 32, you do not need medication as of now
User :   did i say 32?
User :   it is 34 sorry
Doctor :   That is fine
Doctor :   I would suggest you to do some lifestyle modifications and recheck your cholesterol levels in 6 months time
User :   ok
User :   lifestyle modifications like what?
Doctor :   Like, you need to continue exercising, need some diet changes
Doctor :   Follow healthy lifestlye
User :   ok
User :   what kind if exercise will be effective?
User :   walking,running,weights?
User :   yoga?
Doctor :   Brisk walking is the best exercise
Doctor :   Also yoga helps
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   I think your present lifestyle is good
Doctor :   You need minor changes in it
User :   is eating chicken twice a week ok?
Doctor :   Absolutely fine
User :   ok doctor
User :   i was just worried about the risk of heart attack
Doctor :   Our dietician will guide you on Lifestyle modifications, Do not worry
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   Risk of heart attack is very minimal in you
Doctor :   Do not worry
User :   ok thanks doctor
User :   it was very reassuring
Doctor :   You should be fine
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
User :   no nothing doc
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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