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High triglycerides in blood, obese. Ways to reduce? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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User:Hi doc
Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:This is xxxxx here
User:i suffer from high triglyceride in my do i reduce it
User:i used to drink a lot...have stopped it
Doctor:Statin group of drugs will help you to reduce the high triglycerides
User:i am allergic to statin..
User:am currently taking lipid 300, ezentia 10mg and niacin nf1000
User:most importantly have started regular exercise in gym
User:what triggers triglycerides, drinks / stress / non veg foods ?? pls reply
Doctor:All of them trigger TGs
User:ok so if i stop them...shud it subside drastically ??
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:33 yrs
User:have high bp as well
User:goes upto 170-110
Doctor:Yes, it is important to stop all of these
Doctor:You already know the answer
User:ii have stopped drinks....but non veg cant stop as thatis our staple diet...moreover have srtrd gyming out
User:is it ok to have non veg ??
Doctor:Yes, it is fine to have meat
Doctor:But not in excess
User:fish ?
Doctor:Fish is good for heart
Doctor:I will tell you in brief what you should do
Doctor:Stop alcohol consumption
Doctor:Exercise daily
Doctor:You may eat non veg daily but not more than 2 pieces
Doctor:Stop smoking, if yes
User:got many days shud it normalise
Doctor:It takes time
User:ok willl stop smoking
Doctor:After these changes, it will take more than a year to reduce
Doctor:The values may not come back to normal
Doctor:It is mostly chronic pathology that underlies
User:what does that mean ?
Doctor:The changes that happen at the cellular level cannot be reversed due to high TGs but can only be delayed
Doctor:Are you following me?
User:i have reduced 11 kgs in weight
Doctor:Please ask me if you do not understand
Doctor:I will explain to you
User:i used to be 94 am at 83kgs
Doctor:That's a great deal
Doctor:You need a little more dedication and persistence
User:what did you wanna explain ?
Doctor:To lose a bit more weight
Doctor:The process of how changes occur on cellular level in high TG
Doctor:It may be difficult to understand
User:so what is optimum weight ??
User:my ht is 5"9 ft
Doctor:I will tell you that there are many many studies done which clearly indicate the need for lifestyle changes as said above
Doctor:Let me calculate your BMI
Doctor:Your BMI is 27
Doctor:Which is obese
Doctor:The new WHO guideline says people above 22.9 of BMI are overweight and those above 25 are obese
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Is there anything else you wish to discuss on?
User:grt..any number i can calll you on Madam
User:can take an appointment
Doctor:You can call our customercare team at 0000
Doctor:Drop us a mail too
Doctor:Thank you too
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