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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   i want your help in couple of health issues
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
Proceed with it
User :   The first one is about my cholestrol issue
User :   now i am 30 yrs old
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i noticed that i have high cholestrol in august 2008
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
How much was that?
User :   total cholestrol was about 295 and ldl was around 200
User :   doctor suggested to do excersise and diet
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Have you monitored that again?
User :   i contiuned doing that and by feb 2009 it came to normal
Doctor :   Good

Doctor :  
What measures you took?
User :   total came less that 200 and ldl about 100
Doctor :   Fine

User :   i am about 5feet and 6" tall
Doctor :   Ok

User :   but i was just 66 kgs
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   but after working out, my weight came down to 57..and it remains same for about last 8 months
Doctor :   Ok

User :   but the issue is now cholestrol leve is again increasing month by month
User :   now total is about 250 and ldl more that 150
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
How did it come down?
Doctor :  
Were you put on medications?
User :   no i didnot
User :   only excersise and diet
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :  
Have you continued the good work?
User :   but now its increasing again..thats the issue
User :   i want to know whats reason for it to increase
User :   still my weight is just 57...
Doctor :   have you changed your diet/exercise?

User :   i am not eating any fried items or non veg regularly, but only once in a while
Doctor :   Cholesterol is seen in people with all weights
User :   ok
Doctor :  
hence it is not the only criteria
User :   i have doubt only about 2 things
Doctor :  
Sure
User :   one is i drink about 1/4 litre of milk daily
Doctor :   Ok

User :   and the other one is i drink once in a week
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   will these can be the reason of increasing the cholestrol?
Doctor :  
Dairy products are always a debate
Doctor :  
but since it is in limited quantity(250 ml inclusive of all forms)
Doctor :  
it is fine
Doctor :  
Go for slim milk
User :   i dont smoke, but how about alcholol consumption?
User :   as i told i used to have it once in a week
Doctor :   Next coming to alcohol

Doctor :  
it is bound to alter cholesterol levels
Doctor :  
that is a fact
Doctor :   once in a week is not bad
Doctor :  
Try to limit further both in frquency and in quantity
User :   so you mean to say drinking milk 250 ml per day and alchohol consumption limited once in a week or two weeks is ok, right?
Doctor :  
Yes, not an issue
User :   as i told, now my cholestrol level in total about 250 and ldl about 150 and hdl 48
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   so whats your suggestion at this point
Doctor :  
That should be treated
Doctor :  
Now if you are on a good diet and exercise
Doctor :  
it means that it is fine from you end
Doctor :  
and now the need arises for medications
Doctor :  
Hence I would advice to start on that
User :   or else shall it try strict on diet and exercise for another 2 months and check again?
User :   as i beleive if i start medicine then its difficult to stop medicine
Doctor :   You are already strict

Doctor :  
So I advise you to start it again
User :   yes
Doctor :  
as you mentioned there arent many changes which you can tell
Doctor :  
in the lifestyle you followed when you saw a decrease and now increase in the levels
Doctor :  
Hence medications are indicated at this point of time
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Take good amount of raw onion, garlic and vegeatables
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Till you get a prescription, you can take Naturolax husk powder 2tsp in water after food 2 times daily
Doctor :   morning and night

Doctor :  
If you are fine with it you can as well start using it 3 times daily after 2 weeks
Doctor :  
Even after starting on medications, use it
Doctor :  
It is helpful
User :   whats that for
Doctor :  
Take it especially after a fatty meal
Doctor :  
It prevents absorption of fat
User :   ok
Doctor :  
It is a natural fiber supplement
User :   ok
User :   and is there any way to increase my weight without affecting cholestrol as i look very thin now
Doctor :  
Take a good protein diet
Doctor :  
Like pulses, dal, soya
Doctor :  
Those are good enough
Doctor :  
If you take egg, then egg white
Doctor :  
Do strength training exercises at gym
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?


User :   thats all for now...
User :   If i take Naturolax husk powder, then will it be a problem if i stop it any time?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   thank you
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