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High cholesterol, over weight, supplimented with salmon oil test found normal, continue salmon oil? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello i am a 28 year old male with high colesterol. I am about 10 kg over weight as per my height. I also have a family history with the same problem. So I started to take salmon oil suppliments and for the first two months the colesterol had come down to normal rate. Yesterday i did the test for colesterol again and the total colesterol had gone above normal levels it was at 6.6 mmol/l where as it should be bettwen 2.5 - 6.3. The surprising thing is that this time the HDL was high( 1.7) but the LDL was very low (1.65). What should I do? should I continue taking salmon oil or should i take the normal medicine to lower cholestrol?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello
User :   are you able to see my previous message with my problem stated?
Doctor :   yes, i was reading
Doctor :   the readings are very good , except the cholesterol
Doctor :   need not worry , as the cholesterol levels are very variable
Doctor :   high HDL and low LDL do promise cardiac safety
Doctor :   continue on salmon oil , they are helping
User :   so it's not to worry if HDL is high?
Doctor :   Higher HDL when LDL is low , is good and it is due to salmon oil supplements
Doctor :   a mild reduction in the consumption of them can bring the HDL into the range
User :   now a days there are alot of different kinds of vitamins, supplements available in a pharmacy. Whenever I enter I am surprised to see the wide range of these things and their stated effects, Although i don't have any other ilness, can you advice me at my age what would help me for the long run
Doctor :   yes , Bcomplex preparations with Vit B12 and vit E in tablet form are the best
User :   what are their effects and if you would know any commercial names for them
Doctor :   Gastric irritation would be the lone and expected sideeffect and non serious discoloration of urine
User :   and what are the benifits of taking these ?
Doctor :   Please mention your country you reside in , i would suggest a brand name you get therex
Doctor :   The benefits are vague , numerous chemical reactions do take place in the body for normal functioning , the vitamins play very important role in them
Doctor :   Centrum or One-day-One would be the brand names
User :   I sometimes use CENTRUM not daily but whnever i remember and also Anti oxidants maybe once or twice a week,
Doctor :   thats good , but make habit of daily consumption
User :   alrite. Your information has been helpful to me, I just wanted to know next time if I have a problem and I want to discuss with you how can that be possible
User :   as I think this website picks doctoers randomly
Doctor :   you can ask for me ,to whoever the doctor who picks
Doctor :   he shal set an appointment with me
Doctor :   you can come on to the chat then as you will be given extra package
User :   Thats would be all, In future i should just be concerned aout the HDL and LDL levels and not the total cholestrol levels, is that right?
Doctor :   yes, you got it right
User :   ok Thnakyou very much, Take care
User :   bye
Doctor :   but if the cholesterol levels are very high say one and half times the higher range then it is a matter of concern
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   ok
Doctor :   Kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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