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Tested normal for cholesterol blood test. Prescribed atorvastatina 20mg. Suggest some diet to be taken

i am living in spain and have just had a cholesterol blood test at our local clinic which is excellent,i was told by my doctor that my good cholesterol is very good,but my bad is 2.67 i think that in spain they measure it differently,my doctor has prescribed atorvastatina20mg,this is the first time i have had tablets prescribed,and i am wondering why the doctor did not try to change my diet before putting me on statins,i can speak a little spanish but not enough to ask this question whilst i was with the doctor.Thankyou Andrina King 64 year old actve woman.
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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Dietitian & Nutritionist 's  Response
hello.. you are correct.. you can try to change your diet and lifestyle before opting for need to first start with brisk walks daily for 40 mins.. eat small meals every 2-3 hours.. opt for high fiber foods like fruits, nuts, salads, brown rice etc.. avoid fried, sweets and red meat, egg yolk and limit prawns intake.. drink plenty of water... you can also take fish oil supplements daily as they are rich in omega 3 fatty acids which help to reduce cholesterol.. take care..
Answered: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Cardiologist Dr. Aslam Lalani's  Response
Welcome to HCM
By seeing your age and abnormal lipid level your doctor might have prescribed statin as this medicine has proven primary prevention effect to prevent heart attack and stroke .
regarding diet advice to control your lipid levels , i would like to advice you following ,

- Avoid saturated food item like fried food, ghee, butter, red meat, organ meat like liver, kidney and sea food like prawns, crabs, egg yellow if you are non vegetarian.

- Take good quantity of fresh fruits, fresh green leafy vegetables, pulses, legumes, nuts like almond, wall nut, soybeans, lentils.
- Take whole grain food like brown bread, brown rice, whole wheat, oatmeal, popcorn, sea food like sea fish salmon, tuna, sardine, meat like chicken without skin, lean poultry etc.
- avoid bakery items, fried food, sweets, and ice cream.
- Take low fat dairy foods like skimmed milk, low fat yogurt, and low fat cheese.

take care

Answered: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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