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Diet and exercise to control high cholesterol. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello Doctor,
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have cholestrol LDL 224 and HDL 48
User :   Im 30 yrs of age
User :   triglyceride 330
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the blood test done?
User :   a couple of days back
Doctor :   do you know your LDL values as well?
User :   LDL 244
User :   total cholestrol is 338
User :   I found that it is very dangerous to have cholestrol at this level.
Doctor :   yes it is
User :   my question is if LDL comes down, then triglyceride also comes down?
Doctor :   Do you smoke/ drink alcohol
User :   no
User :   pure veg
Doctor :   or have any other health problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you use a lot of coconut in your diet?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have nay family history of high cholesterol/ heart disease
User :   my elder sister has cholestrol.
Doctor :   ok
User :   but now for her, it is under control...
Doctor :   The total cholesterol, LDL and HDL levels are very important
Doctor :   for your health
User :   i started avoiding coconut, oil, pizza, all cheesy and fatty foods... night times only having chapatis without oil and onion, tonoto curry.
Doctor :   have you seen a specialist/
are you currently on any medication ?
User :   and started long walking.
User :   not yet.
Doctor :   that is very good
Doctor :   ok
User :   i thought i will see whether there will be any progress with my new diet and walk...
User :   After how many days can I go for the blood test?
Doctor :   as you know all these levels so well- you might have observed
Doctor :   the normal values
Doctor :   in the right hand column of your reports...
User :   yes
Doctor :   You don't have to stop eating oil completely
User :   ok
Doctor :   Use the right oils in moderation
Doctor :   do you eat garlic?
User :   we use sunflower oil.
User :   i started eating kacha garlic
User :   i mean raw garlic
Doctor :   Blended oils
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are better- like safola
User :   ok
Doctor :   to increase you HDL levels
User :   Im currently in XXXX
Doctor :   ok
User :   as you know here doctors dont give any medicine...
Doctor :   Pls continue your exercise and diet
User :   how abt rajma, corn flakes? Can I have them?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   eat a high fibre diet as well
User :   after how many days do you suggest me to go for blood test?
Doctor :   that will slow down and reduce cholesterol absorbtion
User :   with this new diet and walking...
Doctor :   1 month
User :   ok
User :   thanks a lot.
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   at the moment, this is all I wanted to know...
User :   how about ground nuts?
User :   shud I avoid in food?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is better you avoid ground nuts
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   thanks a lot once again...
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