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Exercise and diet modifications to control cholesterol level - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am XXX, aged 34 years. My height is 172 cm, weight 71. My cholesterol level is high (Total cholesterol- 242, HDL - 28, LDL - 167). I am not having any disease and not gone under any medical treatments.
Sometimes, I am getting pain exactly at the position of heart and nearby areas and it will go automatically after sometime.
My father is a diabetic patient (after 55 only, level increased and now he is 67) and in his family, three of his siblings died due to heart attack (after 50 only).
Currently I have changed my eating habits, morning only oats, no deep fried items, added fruit/fruit juices in my food, started doing exercise (weekly thrice).
Is the pain I am getting due to some minor heart attacks? Do I need to start any tablets (rosuvastatin) to reduce my cholesterol, any tests, change my life style; eating habits etc…Please provide me your valuable suggestions…
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read the query
User :   Hi
User :   Sure, thanks
Doctor :   The cholesterol level you have is not worrisome but surely needs lifestyle modifications
Doctor :   It does not require medications for no
User :   ok
Doctor :   Exercise and Diet modifications shall do the trick
Doctor :   Please repeat Cholesterol after 3 months of these modifications
Doctor :   Now coming to the chest pain like thing
User :   sure
Doctor :   I have few questions
User :   ok
Doctor :   How frequent is it?
User :   weekly once OR twice
User :   not more than that
Doctor :   Where exactly is it?
Doctor :   Is it right side or middle of the chest
User :   I will get pain near to heart
User :   not in middle
Doctor :   Do you have shortness of breath or fainting feeling during the pain
User :   left top of chest
User :   no
Doctor :   What is the severity of the pain on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the least
User :   5
User :   i am able to suffer
Doctor :   Within how much time it gets relieved
User :   at the time of pain, i use to cough (purposely). It will go in 30 mins
Doctor :   What time of the day do you have this pain?
User :   night, at 11-12
Doctor :   Any relation with food ?
User :   day time very rare
User :   not sure
Doctor :   Ok, from your explanation I do not see any relation to heart
User :   i use to take, rice or chapathi at night
User :   ok
User :   do i need to take any tests?
User :   like TMT or ECG?
Doctor :   Since it is an ongoing pain for past few weeks I still ask you to see a General physician
Doctor :   Two reasons
User :   ok
Doctor :   Many times and family history of heart disease
Doctor :   Yes he will suggest ECG / TMT
Doctor :   You may request an appnt fixing through the services available to you
User :   sure
Doctor :   They shall fix if you are not sure about the doctor
Doctor :   near your area
User :   ok
User :   i will do that
User :   thanks a lot for your valuable suggestions :)
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