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Have borderline high cholesterol. Cause and cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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Doctor:how can I help u today ?
User:I have borderline high cholestrol. the doctor said it seems to be a family trait. No medication needed
Doctor:May i know your age ?
User:She prescribled flax seeds + cinnamon powder
Doctor:Any history of blood pressure , heart disease etc ?
User:a bunch of tests were done all all were normal
Doctor:may i know your lipid profile , if u have it ?
User:dont have it now
Doctor:do u know ur HDL levels ?
User:it was on the upper side of range
User:wanted to know how long would it take for the effect to show in next lipid profil
Doctor:may i know the LDL levels and total cholesterol levels
User:i dont have now...shd i get them tomorrow and then chat with you ?
Doctor:Usually, it depends on how you try to control it
Doctor:if you increase your physical activity , and be active then it will help to bring your cholesterol levels down much easier
Doctor:sedentary lifestyle, does not help in this regard
User:i exercise for an hr everyday ...been doing it since years...slim figure...all i have done is change breakfast which was cheese sandwich or egg to oats or fruit or toast
Doctor:Use of unsaturated fatty oil XXXXXXX foods like sunflower oil, Olive oil, etc do help
User:and the flax seeds + this enough ?
User:shifted to ricela
User:but we hardly use oil at home....i have not eaten a puri since atleast 10 years
Doctor:you can add a vitamin E and OMega acids supplement like Cap EVION , once a day
User:taking gnew + radiance
Doctor:it means that you are in good control
Doctor:if you continue the same, it willl help you go get back in shape in say 3-4 months time
User:i have beeen eating the regular home food + some dessert....shd i go stop all that also ?
User:i have a sweet tooth...but calories are in check as I am 5ft 4 inches and 51 kg
Doctor:radiance tab is a multivitamin and Iron cap ,
User:gnew is omega 6 + omega 3
Doctor:is it ENEW or Gnew ?
Doctor:ok, you can take that
User:the dessert i eat is OK ??...can go as high as 5 times a week
User:but no sugar in tea or coffe or milk
Doctor:if u want u can use sugar supplements like equal, etc
User:i have never eaten sugar so that is not a problem...but even then is dessert not allowed ?
Doctor:there is no need to worry about your lifestyle as it is in check
Doctor:you can continue the same without any issues
Doctor:yes, you can have a desert
User:ok..thanks...shall come back post next lipid profile in beginning dec.
Doctor:thats not an issue
Doctor:since you in good shape
Doctor:continue the good work, and you will see good results
User:thanks once again
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