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Lipid profile test showed Total Cholestrol-182, Triglyceride-165 and Chol HDL-33 mg. Suggestions?

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Hello Doctor,

Resending my query again, though I couldnt reply or close the previous suggestions.
Please find the details need your advise on the queries highlighted in the last.

Last week, I got my lipid profile test done and below given are the test results.

Total Cholestrol 182
Triglyceride 165
Chol HDL 33 mg
Chol LDL 121 mg
VRDL Serum 29 mg
LDL : HDL 3.7
Chol HDL Ratio 5.6

The total cholestrol is 182 and the Chol HDL ratio is 5.6 which is worrying me more.
My sugar results are normal. Non-Diabetic.

Can you suggest me where do I stand wrt my health status and how much risk it holds now.
Every morning when i get up from bed i feel very lazy and my both legs (below knee) muscles has pain. I feel as if my nerves are getting weak.

Background:
I work for an IT organisation as a project manager and ofcourse its a stressful job and my mind get blocked with various deadlines and service deliveries.

Habits:
No excercise, 1 or 2 pegs of scotch/ whiskey per week or fortnightly. Non-smoker.

Family:
Married, living with father, wife and 2 small kids

Family History:
Dad is a diabetic
Mom had a mass developed on her heart and passed away due to massive cardiac arrest couple of years back at the age of 52.

Need to know your advise on below queries -

1. Is my condition is really bad interms of having high risk to my heart ??
2. Please suggest me what should i follow in terms of diet ??
3. Is it okay to have 2 pegs of scotch / Whiskey per week ?
4. Any medication (tablets) to be taken to control the cholestrol ??
5. Any changes to be done in my lifesytle.
6. Is the heart problem is heriditary as my mom had the issues as highlighted above.
7. I feel the muscle pain in my both legs (under knee) when i wake up every morning. As if my nerves are getting weak.


Thanks in advance.
XXXXX
Posted Thu, 8 Aug 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 17 hours later
Hi,

Thanks for writing back.

I have gone through your discussion with Dr XXXXXXX I see that he has answered your concerns well.

I shall address your questions here below.

1. Is my condition is really bad interms of having high risk to my heart ??

-- No, Its not bad but you do have moderate risk.

2. Please suggest me what should i follow in terms of diet ??

-- A low carbohydrate ad low fat diet is recommended.

3. Is it okay to have 2 pegs of scotch / Whiskey per week ?

-- Yes, you can have the same.

4. Any medication (tablets) to be taken to control the cholestrol ??

-- No, there is no need for any medications as of now.

5. Any changes to be done in my lifesytle.

-- Exercise is essential, cardio exercises are the best. A simple jog or walk would suffice.

6. Is the heart problem is heriditary as my mom had the issues as highlighted above.

-- No, your Mother's condition may not be hereditary but you are at risk of heart disease and diabetes.


7. I feel the muscle pain in my both legs (under knee) when i wake up every morning. As if my nerves are getting weak.

-- Do exercise, this will help you get rid of the pains for sure.

Wish you good health.

regards,

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