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High cholesterol levels. Taking medication for GERD. Are these related? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:Good Evening Doc
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I have a query doc.. i took a cholesterol test today in which the result states me in Above average
User:Cardiac Risk Factor shows 6.8
Doctor:May I know the cholesterol value?
User:Sr.Cholostrol(Total) 198
User:HDL Cholestrol 29
User:L.D.L is 144
User:Also Doctor am suffering from GERD now. and taking medication for this
User:Tab name is PAN-D
User:my doubt is can because of this cholestrol can increase
User:i was on fast for 50 days and no non-veg and took fast one time a day
User:and previous cholestrol my Sr. Cholestrol was 192 and cardiac risk factor was 6.1
User:So can this medication increase cholesterol
User:plus because of this GERD am having symptoms of Chest pain,so am worrying now
Doctor:Pantaprazole cannot increase cholesterol levels.
Doctor:As you said, the chest pain could be due to GERD.
User:i took an ECG also which was normal
User:so do i need to worry regarding anything
User:am taking this PAN-D tab but am not getting any relaxation in Chest Pain..
User:Pain is in both right and left side of chest
User:so after seeing today's cholesterol report am worried
Doctor:No. To me you are looking fine. You need not worry about the cholesterol levels. If you are not getting better with Pan- d, you may need to change the medication after consulting with your treating doctor.
Doctor:Since your ECG was fine, if the pain is persisting , you can go for a treadmill test to confirm that the pain is not due to heart problems.
Doctor:You can do the following to improve your cholesterol levels.
User:okies..the pain is both left and right side.. but most of time its near to the heart area
Doctor:1. Regular exercise- at least 45 minutes a day.
Doctor:2. Reduce oil intake.
Doctor:3. reduce non-veg food to once in a week.
Doctor:4. Include omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in your food.
Doctor:Omega-3 fatty acid is available as pharmacy preparation in the pharmacies.
Doctor:Have you understood all my suggestions?
User:yes.. any remediation to get rid of this GERD as soon possible doc
Doctor:It can be decided only by a gastroenterologist, after an endoscopic examination.
User:this pain is giving lot of discomfort to me
Doctor:You should avoid having spicy and oily food.
Doctor:Take your meals at regular times. following same doc
User:but its going to be a week now.. not getting from this pain
Doctor:And every 2 hours, you should have snacks to avoid complete emptying of the stomach.
Doctor:GERD takes a long time to resolve.
Doctor:Only way is to stick to the plan and follow the medications regularly.
User:oh ok
User:so doc do u suggest me to take this treadmill test to be sure
User:because d area near my heart gives pain..
Doctor:You can take the test, to make it sure.
User:and the pain is not regular one
User:it keeps on coming n going
Doctor:You can do the test.
User:okies..thanks doc..
User:and abt cholestrol level am i FINE
Doctor:Hope I had been of help to you.
Doctor:You are pretty fine but you need to improve the lifestyle with earlier mentioned steps.
User:yes sure.. doc and any special food which u can suggest
Doctor:Reduce oil. last doubt doc
User:this omega fatty acid suppliment
Doctor:You can take any food you like. but only to moderate levels.
User:is it fine for am having GERD
Doctor:Sure, please proceed.
Doctor:Yes. It is safe.
User:okies..thanks doc
User:thanks a lot
User:have a nice weekend
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:You too have a nice Weekend!!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:doc which is the good omega 3 supplement tab
User:which one should i buy
Doctor:You can buy any products.
Doctor:There are natural products also available from Amway, samilabs etc.
Doctor:Daily one capsule would be enough.
User:Which one should i go..can u please prescribe one
Doctor:You can go for Omega 3 fatty acid from Amway.
Doctor:Thank you.
Doctor:Hope your doubts are cleared.
Doctor:Have a nice Weekend!!
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