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Lipid profile test conducted, triglyceride count is 337 much above normalcy, no physical exercises, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
User :   I wanted to check on the triglycerides
User :   recently a lipid profile test was conducted for my husband
Doctor :   Hi
User :   and the triglyceride count is showing as 337
User :   this is much above the acceptable range
User :   just wanted to know what this means
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
User :   what needs to be done
Doctor :   ok
User :   what are the risks also if you could advice
User :   no not yet
User :   we just got the report yesterday
Doctor :   yes it is.
Doctor :   Has he been started on nay medication.
User :   ok
Doctor :   He could face cardiac problems later in life, unless he take remedial measures.
User :   yes he has
User :   basically he was taking medicines for bp and after that we have seen an increase in this
Doctor :   He will have to start on medication, reduce fat intake and go for daily walking or exercises.
User :   no other medical illness
Doctor :   Does he have BP.
Doctor :   What other medical illness does he have.
User :   does the bp medicine have an impact on the triglycerides
User :   actually non veg he has only weekly and that too a very small helping
Doctor :   He will have to cut down on non veg and start exercising daily.
User :   exercising yes that needs to be looked at
User :   ok
User :   no
User :   but not much of physical exercise in his type of job
Doctor :   No, in fact it helps.
User :   his height is 5.10 and weight is around 78
Doctor :   Is he overweight.
Doctor :   Waht is his height and weight.
User :   we are keralites and our daily food hascoconut
User :   does this have an effect
User :   mostly we are in to vegetarian food
Doctor :   ok
User :   he is actually having more of basmati plain rice now
User :   he takes strained basmati rice
Doctor :   That is ok.
User :   he is actually staying in a different place, on account of a transfer
Doctor :   ok, do you eat brown rice.
User :   so cooking is self cooking
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i wanted to know if the BP medicine will have an impact on triglycerides
Doctor :   You will need help of dietician who will plan a customised diet plan for you.
User :   ok
User :   do u want my number
Doctor :   i will inform them and they will call you.
Doctor :   No , as i told you, it is required for his blood pressure and cholestrol.It will not increase it.
Doctor :   Yes you can send the number.
User :   ok so it will be a new medicine is it
User :   which will take care of both
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok thank you very much doctor
Doctor :   They will call and inform you.
User :   no more queries, have a nice day
Doctor :   Do you have anymore queries.
Doctor :   You are welcome.
Doctor :   kindly login for further medical queries.
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