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Suffering from cholesterol. Suggest the medication to be taken and the diet plan?

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Hi,

This is XXXXXX
My dad is suffering from cholesterol and attached is the related report. Can you please go through and suggest the medication and diet to follow?

Sugar report also attached.

Thanks,
XXXXXX
Posted Sun, 5 Aug 2012 in Cholesterol
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sourav Ganguly 1 hour later
Hi,

Thanks for posting your query. I was able to view the reports.

Both his fasting and post prandial blood sugar are high. Lipid profile report also shows increased level of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglyceride, and cholesterol/HDL ratio suggesting he has dyslipidemia.

Please follow some basic suggestions:
1. Take all dietary precaution (like avoid all kind of sweet, potato, any kind of carbohydrate food etc.) to control diabetes
2. Intake food according to his daily calorie requirement.
3. Avoid all kind of spicy food, excess mustard oil in food, red meat, food containing excess amount of fat etc.
4. Regular brisk walking, free hand exercise and yoga.

In addition to this you also may need to take oral antidiabetic drugs and hypolipidemic drugs of statin group. Consult your physican who can start you on these drugs. He/she may also plan to perform other basic investigation like blood for urea, creatinine, ECG, BP monitoring to exclude any side effects of diabetes and dyslipidemia. If possible also consult with a nutritionist for a proper diet chart according to his calorie need.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help
If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer and write a review.

Wish you good health.

Regards
Dr Sourav Ganguly
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Follow-up: Suffering from cholesterol. Suggest the medication to be taken and the diet plan? 10 hours later
Sir,

As you have specified i have attached the reports for "blood for urea, creatinine, ECG".

BP : 140/90 yesterday.

I will also make sure my dad also follows your suggestions.

Yesterday we have consulted the doctor. And he has prescribed below medicines for next 30 days.
1> LOSAR 50 mg at 9 AM
2> GLUCOBAY 50mg afternoon after lunch
3> XTOR-F at the night.

Thanks in advance.

 
 
Answered by Dr. Sourav Ganguly 37 minutes later
Hi XXXXXX
Thanks for writing back.
I see the reports you attached.
His urea, creatinine reports are normal so he doesn’t have any kidney involvement due to diabetes.
His ECG reports are also within normal limit exclude any major cardiac problem.
About the doctor prescription, his prescription is absolutely perfect with a antihypertensive (LOSAR-H), oral hypoglycemic (GLUCOBAY 50mg) and hypolipidemic drug (XTOR-F ).
Please continue those drugs for 1 month as he advised.
Blood pressure check up every week and do a repeat blood sugar (both fasting and post prandial on same day), lipid profile after a month and consult your physician for further opinion.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions, I will be happy to help
If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and please rate the answer.

Wish you good health.
Thanks,
Dr Sourav Ganguly
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