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Cold, Leg pains, Strain, Head Ache, high levels of cholesterol LDL, HDL as well as Tri-Glycerides. By-pass surgery done. Any advise?

Hello Doctor, My father is heart patient. he had undergone By-pass surgery in Nov'2005. Since then he is on medication. Surgery had been done after second time of arrest. Then the doctors said that was a major surgery and took nearly 10 Hrs time. Since then, he hasn't given any complaints of pain or others. But, Occasionally he complains of Cold, Leg pains, Strain, Head Ache etc. He has crossed 50 and may be around 51. Dont know the exact age. What i heard from my friends is that After first By-pass, the patient has to undergo by-pass every year. If that is the case this would be his 8th year of operation and would you recommend him to undergo or not. He has been regularly consulting the doctor who had operated on him and he doesn't recommend that. He has very high levels of cholesterol LDL, HDL as well as Tri-Glycerides. II'm afraid that these levels would be dangerous for anyone and more in already a patient. Please recommend the foods he should take and any other you would suggest. Thanks in advance.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to Healthcaremagic,
Your father is having Coronary heart disease and was successfully operated for bypass surgery and taking his treatment regularly with periodic medical check up that is great.
This information is not at all correct every year bypass is done there seem to be some misunderstanding.Please do not worry continue to take treatment and medical check up with Cardiologist.
It is important to keep Lipid profile under control please make sure by diet and drugs to keep desired levels Total cholesterol should be 50 mg/dl.
He must take care of diet and regular exercise minimum 30 to 45 min regular brisk walking.
In diet Fats should be less than 30% of calories and saturated fats must be
If by chance smoking or use of tobacco or alcohol is there stop both.
Healthy diet including fresh fruits ,green vegetables and little nuts like almonds and walnuts.
Please continue to take Lipid lowering drugs as prescribed by Cardiologist.
Yearly check up with Lipid profile,Fasting blood sugar,Creatinine, ECG, an X ray chest and 2 D Echocardiography is sufficient.

Please take care
Good Luck
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D.

Answered: Tue, 7 May 2013
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