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Diet for high cholesterol patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Yes Doctor... I have increased levels of Triglycerides at 193 and Cholestrol at 199. What medicines are best suited to lower down these levels.
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   35 years
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms?
Doctor :   When were these tests done?
Doctor :   Why were you recommended these?
User :   I have slightly higher BP and I take Amlopres AT for the same. These tests were done as a yearly checkup at office
Doctor :   How long back?
Doctor :   Excess cholesterol in the bloodstream can be harmful and lead to a condition in which fat and cholesterol are deposited in the walls of the arteries
User :   It was done last month....
Doctor :   A diet that is specifically meant for people with cholesterol problems should be low in fatty foods.
User :   Is it necessary to go on medication or diet control and walking would suffice
Doctor :   2)Diet and Exercise are the main factors contributing to cholesterol lowering
Doctor :   3)Omega 3 fatty acids are extremely important here, and can be obtained from fish and flax seed.
User :   I am taking Seven Seas Cod liver oil which I suppose is high on Omega 3
Doctor :   Initially you would require medications and you need to get yourself examined for BP and any other symptoms so that accordingly medications can be recommended.
Doctor :   Yes it is
Doctor :   4)Increase Vitamin E intake.
Doctor :   5)Eat more fruits and vegetables.
User :   What can I take for Vitamin E. Can you suggest some medicines
Doctor :   Limit high-cholesterol foods, like egg yolks, organ meats (such as liver) and shellfish
User :   What about Non-Veg.
Doctor :   You can take EVION capsule 1 daily
Doctor :   6)Eat more broiled or grilled fish and skinless chicken breasts.
Doctor :   7)Limit meat intake.
User :   We will be going on Fast for Ramzan month. Can you advise some diet
Doctor :   Avoid fried diet and take more of fruits and veggies.
Doctor :   Use refined oils like sunflower oil.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   Yes I have... Will I get EVION capsule without prescription
Doctor :   Yes it is a vitamin tab, you will get it.
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   Thanks Doctor for the information... Will get back if I require something
Doctor :   Surelu you can.
Doctor :   *Surely
User :   Thanks Agaian
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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