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High triglycerides level - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   HI
User :   hello
User :   recently we had this health check up
Doctor :   Sure
User :   Doc asked me to get lipid profile done
User :   which i have
Doctor :  
I am on a call kindly bear for a minute
User :   the results are as below,
User :   sure
Doctor :  
Thanks for your cooperatin
Doctor :  
You can proceed with the chat
User :   Ttotal Cholestrol = 189, Triglycerides = 307, HDL = 39, LDL = 114, VLDL = 36
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   the Triglycerides are high
Doctor :  
Triglycerides are hight
Doctor :  
Yes I was telling the same
Doctor :  
It has to be less than 150 ideally
User :   but this is even after following a strict regim of diet and exercise
Doctor :  
May I know your age, gender, height and weight?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   age-34, gender-M, height=5-10, weight =66
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   infact due to my exercise i've lost couple of kg
Doctor :  
Your weight is within prescribed limits
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
May I know the weight you have lost?
User :   about 2-3 kgs
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   How long did it take?
User :   couple of months
Doctor :  
That is fine
Doctor :   Now coming to the core problem
Doctor :  
Have you had your lipid profile done before?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   6 months back
Doctor :  
When was that?
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :  
So what were the results at that time?
User :   that time also it was high, but around 170
User :   sorry 270
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
So 270 is still a higher side
Doctor :  
Fine
Doctor :  
Now were you on any medications for the same?
User :   yes, that is why i changed my exercise type and diet
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i increased my cardio exercise
User :   ofcourse i am not working out in last 1 and 1/2 months b'se of some work at home
Doctor :  
Thats a good move
Doctor :  
My comment was for your increased cardio
User :   i know... :)
Doctor :   What is the medication you are taking now?
User :   nothing
Doctor :  
Were you prescribed any last time?
User :   about 2 years back i took some medication for same lipid profile issue
Doctor :   O
Doctor :  
So 6 months back had you consulted a doctor for the same?
User :   no.... 6 months back we had a health check up in office, where I got my lipid profile done
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
I would recommend you to see a Cardiologist
Doctor :  
for this problem
Doctor :   I feel that you need medications to control your cholesterol
Doctor :  
in addition to diet and exercise
User :   even i feel so..
Doctor :  
This would ensure that there is less damage to your heart and blood vessels
User :   b'se i have given a very serious effort to control it using exercise
User :   but didn't succeed, and lost weight
Doctor :  
Exercise helps
Doctor :  
but has its limitations
Doctor :  
It cannot substitute medications
Doctor :  
It can reduce the dosage infact
User :   b'se even after eating same food at home my wife does not have increased levels
Doctor :   Well, it depends the way the body responds
User :   ok..
Doctor :   It is purely subjective
User :   another thing is I want to regain the weight i've lost
Doctor :   Why is that?
Doctor :  
You are having a healthy weight
User :   for that can you suggest some high protin stuff?
User :   i mean, i am looking very lean...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you a vegetarian/non-vegetarian?
User :   veg
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   eggiterian actually
Doctor :  
So you can go for high protein foods like dal, sprouted pulses
Doctor :  
Take more of sambar insted of chutney with your breakfast
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Egg, only the white part is suggested
User :   any supplimentry powder ?
User :   like Protinex?
Doctor :  
You can go for B-Protin
Doctor :  
It is a good brand
User :   ok.
Doctor :  
You can take it with milk 2tsp twice daily
User :   will it have side effects?
Doctor :  
It also has soya which has positive effect on your cholesterol
Doctor :  
So positive side effects
Doctor :  
But again milk you need to take only skimmed ones
User :   yes.. that we do n e way
Doctor :   I would also suggest you another powder
Doctor :  
if you are patient enough to take it
User :   ?
Doctor :  
Naturolax husk powder in water
Doctor :  
It helps in reducing cholesterol
User :   what is different here?
Doctor :   2 tsp twice daily
Doctor :  
This is a fiber supplement
User :   why i need to be patient?
Doctor :  
while the other was a Protein supplement
Doctor :  
Patience I mean because it is not that comfortable
Doctor :  
But it will surely help
Doctor :  
This fiber supplement will help in reducing the absorption of fat contents from your food
User :   does not taste gud is it?
Doctor :  
It is orange flavoured
Doctor :   and quite good
User :   ok.
User :   i'll see
Doctor :   Apart from that follow your dietary restrictions
Doctor :  
and also routine exercise
User :   yes sure
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   so u suggest to meet a doc for Lipid profile stuff
Doctor :  
Sure
Doctor :  
You need to
Doctor :  
Ignoring it is a risk
User :   ok. I'll do that
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   sure
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