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Vision blurred. ECG, Cholesterol and LDC high. What is going on?

Sir, i am 49, yesterday while reading sms , i suddenly got my vision blurred. i went to eye specialist. there was nothing wrong with eyes. advised to see physician. undergone health check up. found homocysteine levels 19.98 (5.9 to 16). CHOL 223 and LDC 162 and rest every thing normal. ecg 2d echo , chestx ray tmt, all normal. my complaints: black out for 2 to 3 seconds 5 to 10 times per month. finding it dificultto recollect names and numbers and accounts. ringing sound in ears for 3 to 4 seconds. sudden increase in heat beat some times when in sleep or open eyes in sleep.. kindly suggest sir. thanks
Asked On : Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM
Your lipid profile suggests that levels of cholesterol is on higher side (Normally it should be between 150-250mg%).
LDL should be below 150 mg%. The level of LDL is also on higher side.
Homocysteine levels are also increased.
High levels of cholesterol, LDL and homocysteine increases the risk of coronary artery disease and cerebral artery disease. This implies that there is increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
For correction of these abnormal value first life style modifications have to be started.
This includes
1.Regular exercise (aerobic exercises like brisk walks, yoga)
2. Diet low in saturated fats eg cocunut oil, palm oil
3. Diet should include unsaturated fats like safflower oil, sunflower oil, soyabean oil

Follow these life style modifications for some time and then get them repeated.
If they remain increased then visit your physician. You will require medication.

Regarding your other problems- blurring of vision, black outs repeatedly for short periods, difficulty to recollect names and accounts, ringing sounds in ears; I suggest you to get your blood sugar, blood pressure done and also a CT head.

These symptoms could be due to vascular disease affecting the blood vessels supplying the brain as you have risk factors for that.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal

Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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