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Hypertension,leg and knee pain, diet to control high cholesterol - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr XXX here
User :   can i know your full name
Doctor :   Dr XXX
User :   Thanks
User :   I need your consultation
Doctor :   sure tell me
User :   My mom was very healthy and she has average body
User :   just two months back she was suffering from hypertension
User :   and was prescribed some medicine
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   U there
Doctor :   yes i am here
Doctor :   go on i am listening
User :   now she is better but because of the medicine she gets too much sleep
Doctor :   what medications she is taking ?
User :   one sec
Doctor :   ok
User :   oliza, eflo2.5 , bexol, socalm 50mg
Doctor :   and now her blood pressure is under control ?
Doctor :   may i know her age ?
User :   ya its under control, but now is is suffering from knee pain and her leg has also swollen up which had never happen to her in life
User :   48 yrs
Doctor :   both the legs ?
User :   ya
Doctor :   or just one leg?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does he complains of any breathlessness ?
Doctor :   she**
User :   no
User :   we did blood checkup today
Doctor :   so the present complain is leg swelling and knee pain ?
User :   ya we did blood checkup and the report says
Doctor :   what was the report ?
User :   haemoglobin ecr tc should be 4000-0000, but now its 0000
User :   neutrothil should be 40-70 its 80 now
User :   cholestrol should be 200 its 216 now
Doctor :   ok
User :   triglycerides should be 150 its 350 now
Doctor :   ok
User :   what the report means can u explain me elaborately and why it had happened because my mom is average and hardly she is fat but how come the cholestrol is so much in her
Doctor :   yes she is having high cholestrol
User :   hows that possible
User :   and what other problems do the report says
Doctor :   being fat does not mean then only your cholesterol will be high
Doctor :   she needs to take medications for it
User :   she is been prescribed with these medicines
User :   quiticool tagol torsid tercin
Doctor :   also diet is the main factor for high cholesterol
Doctor :   i have seen the medications you have told me
User :   but doctor tell me one thing out of the one medicine she is prescribed a medicine if she takes she will get more sleep
Doctor :   and they are correct
Doctor :   she is also taking a anti anxiety drug
Doctor :   which can cause some sleepiness
User :   that doctor has stopped for the time being... which was prescribed for hypertension
User :   now the medicines which doc has prescribed like quiticool ,tagol, torsid, tercin
User :   the tercin will also make her sleep too much
Doctor :   ok
User :   already all these sleeping medicine has made my mom loose all the jollyness and made her weak
Doctor :   i can understand your concern
Doctor :   but the medications are must
User :   what are the diet you suggest
Doctor :   high fiber
User :   like
Doctor :   green vegetables
Doctor :   and oatmeals in breakfast
Doctor :   let me tell you more
Doctor :   Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the "bad" cholesterol. Soluble fiber is also found in such foods as kidney beans, apples, pears, barley and prunes.
Doctor :   Eating fatty fish can be heart-healthy because of its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce your blood pressure and risk of developing blood clots
Doctor :   Walnuts, almonds and other nuts can reduce blood cholesterol. Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, walnuts also help keep blood vessels healthy.
User :   thanks doc
Doctor :   use olive oil
Doctor :   its good got lowering cholestrol
User :   for cooking
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   tell her to add ciitrus fruits in her diet
Doctor :   like opranges
Doctor :   oranges **
Doctor :   it will be helpful
Doctor :   also do avoid fried things completely
User :   if in future i need to visit a doctor then what kind of doctor will be more helpful, I mean medicine doctor or a physcian etc
Doctor :   a diet rich in fruits and vegetables
Doctor :   you need to see a general physician
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   i find the information very valuable
Doctor :   thank you
User :   thanks doc
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye
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