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Having high cholestrol, what is the best way to bring it down? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Dr!
User:My mom has high cholestrol , what is the best way to bring it down
User:its 400+
User:HDl is 345
User:sorry 35
Doctor:Do you mean 345 or 34.5?
Doctor:What is her age?
User:she has been on homoeopathy for a long time but no change
Doctor:Is she diabetic or high blood pressure?
User:BP no diabetes
Doctor:The Chol values and the risk seems be high towards heart disease.
Doctor:So I suggest a cholesterol lowering medication
User:is there some thing you can suggest to bring it under control
User:she is currently taking crevast 10
Doctor:Since when did she start?
Doctor:Are her liver enzymes done?
User:2 days
User:NOt sure what that means
Doctor:Ok who started the medicine?
User:our family physician
User:just wanted to know if it is ok or anything better she can take
User:what other precautions must she take
Doctor:Since she had started on CREVAST only 2 days back you can continue with it for 15days and repeat Lipid profile
User:and how bad is it?
Doctor:Along with it I suggest liver enzymes as well
Doctor:She may have muscle pain
User:she has pain in left ankle and left arm under the biceps
User:she walks everyday for 2 km
Doctor:You can also add Tab CoQ
User:any particular potency
Doctor:once a day
User:along with crevast or later
Doctor:But make sure you re-test
User:CoQ is for what Dr?
Doctor:It is an enzyme
User:Dr you menitoned she may have muscle pain , was you referring to current situation or after taking the liver enzymes
Doctor:for this situation
User:can she take it along with crevast?
Doctor:But repeat the lipid and liver tests after 15
User:Sure! Thank You So Much
User:Good day!!
Doctor:Good day
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