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Controlling the high cholesterol levels - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   HOw can I help you
User :   hi
User :   i want to know what are the implications of high cholesterol in our body?
Doctor :   It shall depend on the type of high cholesterol that you are having
Doctor :   since there are at least 4 types and based on which one is involved it shall affect your system
User :   I am talking about the bad cholesterol and also triglycerides
Doctor :   Firstly they will start getting involved in your Blood Vessels
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and will cause the clots and then
Doctor :   they will affect the other Organs which will get lack of blood supply
Doctor :   of the respective organs
Doctor :   hence ISCHEMIA of the organ
Doctor :   that is the organ will start to die
Doctor :   The organ most vulnerable are
Doctor :   other wise the Blood vessels of the Lower limbs will be involved
User :   what level is very dangerous?
Doctor :   Any thing over 200mg/dl will cause the damage
Doctor :   again it shall depend on the
Doctor :   Activty status also
Doctor :   i mean Physical activity
User :   my triglyceride level is 264 so do you think it is risky for me.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Do you indulge in any physical activity also
Doctor :   like minimal exercise
Doctor :   or so
User :   yes i go the gym atleast 5 times a week.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that is good and make sure you reduce your dietary intake also
User :   I have advised medication by the dotor but I havent started it . I came to now of the high valus only recently post annual health check up.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   It would be essential for you to be able to start your self on the medications and keep taking it fr the next 3 months
Doctor :   that is the time period that is required for it to bring down the
Doctor :   Blood Triglyceride levels
User :   Do you think I should consult a good physician or a cardiologist before taking the medicine? By the way what are your qualifications?
Doctor :   You will need to consult the Cardiologist since with the Triglyceride levels at that range you are in the risk of havinbg
Doctor :   impact of the disease
Doctor :   so
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner
User :   Tonact is the medicine advised to me for 3 months and then a repeat of lipid profile. Do you think it is fine? I am also controlling the diet.
Doctor :   yes it shall help you
Doctor :   You can go ahead and take it
Doctor :   Have you been ruled out of having a High Blood PREssure or Hiugh
Doctor :   High Blood Sugars
User :   my BP during the checkup was on a higher side. I think It is stress induced as when ever I am too streesed out I start feeling the symptoms of Anxiety and the level of BP goes up. On a regular basis it is normal.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Since raised Triglycerides will affect your Blood pressure by causing the
Doctor :   hence it shall be essential for you to reduce it and then look for if you still need to continue with the medications
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   Your sentence was not complete so I didnt get it. Please explain again.Do you think because of high triglyceride I feel tired soon and also my face gets flushed out.
Doctor :   no they are not related to the raised triglycerides
Doctor :   yes feeling of lethargy and tired will be due to it
Doctor :   but not the flushing sensation that you are having
User :   are u saying because of trigyceride level BP also gets raised? By flushing I mean my face gets red.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Because or raised the fatty deposition of the blood vessels will increase and hence the
Doctor :   blood pressure will raise
Doctor :   and the flushing that you are relating to is not seen with raised triglycerides
User :   I have just touched 30 and very scared of getting these problems. Is this also because of Hereditary?
Doctor :   Yes Genetic inheritance have been reported but nothing to be worried since
Doctor :   if you make the adequate lifestyle changes it shall be kept under control and also you could prevent the adverse effects that it could cause
Doctor :   Lifestyle changes and diet modifications are all that is needed in your case
User :   thank you very much. The chat was very useful for me. Have a nice time.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Have a Healthy day take care you too
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes i have. thanks again and Bye.
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Bye
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