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Complications associated with overweight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My total cholesterol is 250 my triglycerides are 323, I do have shortness of breath walking up or down stairs, should I have a stress test done? Is this an indicator of heart disease?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   38
Doctor :   any other conditions like diabetes, hypertension, family history etc ?
User :   don't have much of a family history, Grandfather I believe had diabetes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   normal total choelsterol should be 150 or less
Doctor :   upto 200 is ok
Doctor :   Triglycerides vary with diet and are high after meals
User :   hadn't eaten
Doctor :   the normal valuse should be less than 200
User :   before blood work was done
Doctor :   In your case both are high
User :   ok
User :   right
Doctor :   do u have chest pain ?
User :   yes, that comes & goes
Doctor :   do u know ur BP ?
User :   143/89
Doctor :   ANY other symptoms ?
Doctor :   other than those mentioned
User :   fatigue, some swelling in lower legs
User :   and hands
Doctor :   may i know ur weight and height ?
User :   5'3" 180lbs
Doctor :   most of ur symptoms could be due to overweight and associated gastritis or GERD
Doctor :   there are no risk factors for you, which warrant a stress test
User :   thank you
Doctor :   but it is advisable for you to undergo weight loss , diet and medications to reduce your cholesterol
Doctor :   in addition getting screening for diabetes and hypertension would also help
User :   thank you for your time
Doctor :   your BMI is 31.9
Doctor :   and you need to lose about 30-35 pounds to have a normal weight
User :   ok
User :   thanks again
Doctor :   aerobic exersise, diet for a long term , say 6 months will help
Doctor :   are u there ?
Doctor :   it seems that you have moved out of the chat session
Doctor :   please log in again for any medical queries
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   bye for now
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