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Recommended diet and exercise for weight loss due to high cholesterol - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   Good afternoon Doctor!
Doctor :   Good afternoon, Please proceed with the query
User :   I had a medical check up recently .. I am 38 yrs old .. my cholestrol level is 259 ..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I was advised to check my diet and exercise and meet the doc after 3 months
Doctor :   Do you have other parameters of Lipid profile?
User :   Yes
User :   The bad cholestrol is 167
User :   the good one is 41
User :   Sorry I dont remember the names
Doctor :   Could you please specify the other values, This value of Serum Cholesterol is pretty high
Doctor :   Ok, It is alright.
User :   Sorry .. I dont have the result with me
Doctor :   The actual S.Cholesterol levels are 170-180.
Doctor :   Your levels are above 259 which have to be down by 84 points minimum.
User :   Ok ..
Doctor :   Could you give some more details pertaining to yourself regarding this problem ?
User :   Any medication is required .. is it going to be life long
Doctor :   Like your Height and Weight ?
User :   Height is 157 cms .. weight is 69 Kgs
User :   I work in a Bank and have a sedentary life style
Doctor :   How about waist length ?
User :   Little or no exercise
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How about waist length ?
User :   I am not sure
Doctor :   Your BMI is 28.8 which is regarded as Obese.
Doctor :   So probably you have to loose at least 9-10 kgs.
Doctor :   I understand your constraints but please try to change the life style.
Doctor :   You can take help from our dietician consultation for diet and life style mangement.
Doctor :   Hope you have followed ?
Doctor :   And not to worry, You can get back to 23-24 BMI in 3-4 months.
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   yes .. yes
User :   will walking help .. because that is the only thing I can do nowadays
Doctor :   Yes for sure , but has to last for at least One hour with Diet regulation and some amount of Yoga and Pranayama .
Doctor :   These can be done very comfortably at one's home.
User :   Yes .. doctor .. is the chol levels really alarming .. because my parents were shocked to hear the levels .. i am totally unaware ..
Doctor :   Sukshm Yoga and Suryanamaskars help a lot in decreasing Abdominal and excess body fats.
Doctor :   It is not alarmingly high but it is for sure the First sign of a Risk factor which might be a health deterrant.
Doctor :   So time to buck up and take notice of one's health.
Doctor :   Please take adequate time for yourself.
Doctor :   Lack of proper sleep, work stress and more mental than physical work can precipitate the risk factors.
Doctor :   Please take care.
User :   yes .. doctor.. I will URGENTLY do the needful .. Thanks a lot for ur time >> Good Day!!
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care, bye for now.
User :   Bye
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