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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor
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i wanted to have the interpretation
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of my lipid profile
Doctor :   Ok
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which shows my low HDL
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Ok
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on the profile
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anything other than that?
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i hv maintained hdl >45
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but this time it went down to 36
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total chol being
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171
Doctor :   Ok

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is there any specific reason for that or just that i became
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moresedentary
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If other values are normal, not of much concern
User :  
thts true but i want to know how can i make it jump back
Doctor :   Ok

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What is your LDL/HDL ratio
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2.9
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ldl 105
Doctor :   that is also normal

User :  
ya but not optimal
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Meaning for your quantity of LDL you have sufficient HDL
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true
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but still i want to have my original values
Doctor :   Now to increase HDL I would advise you to exercise

User :   i was just reading an article

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that it is genetic
Doctor :   Yes, it has a role

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but not completely on that
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but in my case what could be the reason for
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drop
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Just like if you parent has had heart attack, you do have that trait
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sedentary life style
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but need not end up in having one
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ageing
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Yes, multiple factors
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or some gene mutation ?
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the best effort to reverse it is to be done
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No gene mutation or anything as such
User :   ok
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so i can be hopeful of getting it back
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Yes, exercise and diet is in your hands
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and do the best out of it
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ok
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one more thing
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Are you on any medications?
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lot of hospitals
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publicize cardio checks
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ECG ,TMT,ECHo etc.
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to detect CVD /blockages
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at young age
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Yes
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they do
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does tht gives a real pic or is just a money making gimmic
Doctor :   It has a role in preventive health

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as heart would function normally unless 70%
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and cannot be denied
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of it is blocked
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but how do i know the deposition levels with these test
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as they gonna be ok most of the time
Doctor :   If you want to know that exactly then there is Angiogram
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or the CT Angio
User :   ok
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both shall detect the same
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but is that recommnded
Doctor :   No
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for a healthy persobn
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but ECG, TMT, Echo yes
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depending on age and other diseases
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ok
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so we should try those preventive approaches
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Yes, for persons at risk especially
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to rule out early stages of CVD
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ok
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thanks for u r time doctor
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :  
the session was really helpful
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no thanks
Doctor :   Thank you and bye for now
User :  
bye
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