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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I need advice on 2 things
Doctor :   Ok
User :   1. My mothers cholestrol is high
User :   what should she do
Doctor :   Since when was she diagnosed with high Cholesterol?
User :   she is 60 years of age
Doctor :   I would like to know few more things before suggesting you?
User :   So how can she get it under control
Doctor :   When was diagnosed with high cholesterol?
User :   3 months back
Doctor :   Is she on any medications for this?
Doctor :   May I know the name of the medications?
User :   yes
Doctor :   No problem
User :   just a second
Doctor :   Ok
User :   roseday 5
Doctor :   Does she follow any regular exercises and diet restrictions?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   When was the last time she got her lipid profile checked and what was the reports?
User :   there are no exercise other than moving around the house
Doctor :   Ok
User :   there is a diet chart available.... as she had gone for a executive access health checkup
User :   Doctor- all this was done
User :   i want to know from you what shd she do other than medicines
Doctor :   Yes, other than medicines, she needs to follow regular physical exercises like brisk walking
User :   is there any recommendation for exercise or diet that you could recommend
Doctor :   in this she needs to walk with a speed of 6 km per hour for 15 min initially and extending to 30 mins per day.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the other thing is that she is also diagnosed with osteoporosis
User :   the doctor has given her medicine
User :   but here again i want to know what else can she do
User :   will brisk walk help with this as well
Doctor :   Diet restrictions is very important in controlling cholesterol.
User :   should she do less salt and more water etc
Doctor :   She needs to avoid fatty and oily food.
Doctor :   Ask her to go to bed in the night after 2 hrs or more after dinner.
Doctor :   As to let the food to be completely digested before going to bed.
Doctor :   Get her lipid profile every three months if her levels are high.
Doctor :   And once under control get it checked every 1 year.
User :   ok
User :   ok
User :   high is what ? more than 200?
Doctor :   NO, every sub type of cholesterol has a reference range, if it high then its important to get it checked every three months.
Doctor :   Ask her to take lots of green leafy vegetables and fruits.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It would be better if she avoids completely fatty and oily food in the night and have lots of green leafy vegetables for the dinner
User :   ok
Doctor :   as most of the cholesterol is formed in the night as the enzyme for cholesterol production is only active during night times that is why anti cholesterol medications are prescribed during night times.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes, have made a note
User :   so in fruits
User :   which fruits would you recommend
Doctor :   Any fruits will do which she likes especially like banana, citrus fruits, mangoes.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   ok
User :   For the osteporosis, any suggestions
Doctor :   As your mother is 60 yrs old, so osteoporosis is a natural process where the calcium is absorbed by the bones for fulfillment of our blood levels.
Doctor :   So, this produces degeneration of the bones, producing inflammation and pain.
Doctor :   Does she have any problems while walking?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Or doing any activity?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
User :   not currently
User :   she had back pain sometime back
Doctor :   then only calcium supplements would be enough or calcium rich foods.
User :   but is better now
User :   what are calcium rich foods
Doctor :   like ragi, yogurt, if you consume eggs, milk, milk products.
Doctor :   Panner too has high calcium but avoid these products in the night as she has high cholesterol
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes, it would be help ful if she has them in the morning breakfast or lunch.
User :   is yogurt ok for high cholestrol
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   ok
User :   Alright, thanks Doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
User :   No, thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Thank you
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