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Done with the cholesterol test. Give suggestion and medical prescriptions?

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Dear Sir,

I am attaching my cholesterol test report, request you to asses and give suggestions/further medical prescriptions.
Total cholesterol - 180.9 mg/dl
Triglyceride - 275.1 mg/dl
HDL - 35.4 mg/dl
LDL - 90.5 mg/dl
VLDL - 55 mg/dl
CHOL/HDL ratio - 5.1

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Posted Wed, 29 May 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 18 minutes later
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Cholesterol is NORMAL

Triglyceride is high - Normal is less than 150 / 150 to 199 is borderline / 200 to 499 is high / 500 or more is very high.
For proper assessment, you should have fasted 14 hours! – did you?
It may from Overweight / Overeating / Check your thyroid and sugar / Alcohol? / Some drugs like Beta-blockers?

What is your height and weight?

Diet and lifestyle changes are the corner stones of treatment
Reduce weight / Stop smoking / Do Exercise -
Diet – Reduce fats and sugars; Avoid alcohol
Fatty food - Butter, margarines, oils are in triglyceride form.
Other foods - Excess calories, alcohol or sugar are converted into triglyceride in the body to be stored in fat cells.

Repeat after 6 to 8 weeks...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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Follow-up: Done with the cholesterol test. Give suggestion and medical prescriptions? 11 minutes later
Dear Sir,

As asked

1. Assessment done after 14Hrs fasting

2. Fasting blood sugar 79.4 mg/dl

3. My height is 178cm and weight is 82.5 Kg

For info pls
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 44 minutes later

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is ~ 26
Your ideal weight should be 79 or less / may even be down to 58 Kg!
Try to reduce to 70...

Weight is like bank account / The amount in your account comes down when you withdraw more (physical work) and you deposit less (eat less). If the weight is picking up, it only means – the exercise is not enough / the food is more / or both....
You have to reduce the QUANTITY of your food and change the QUALITY too. It is not possible to explain or understand the nuances on a single occasion. To start with, reduce the amount to one third of what you are presently taking. Avoid all fats – they have double the energy of carbohydrates. You should see a good DIETICIAN - One generally needs SEVERAL sessions, to master concepts of calories, nutritional values, biological value, vitamins, minerals and so on.
Exercise helps But you need to do really severe and prolonged exercise – several hours. Start half an hour a day and slowly step up every week. Its role is however is limited. For example, in walking 1 kilometre, one spends 1 Calorie per kilogram of his body weight! A cup of rice or an average bar of chocolate has approximately 200 calories. A treadmill may help. The ideal solution is to get yourself enrolled in a Gym and have a supervised program.

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