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High cholesterol, wants to get pregnant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   iam 27 and i have high cholesterol want to get pregnant is that ok
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   may i know your cholesterol levels ?
Doctor :   for your information, high cholesterol does not affect pregnancy in any way
User :   263
User :   ok what about me
Doctor :   but presence of high cholesterol, along with conditions like Diabetes and hypertension can cause some issues
Doctor :   your cholesterol is very high, but can be controlled with proper diet and exercise
Doctor :   do you know your LDL and HDL cholesterol ?
Doctor :   this is in no way a contraindication for preganancy
User :   i have high bp 2 but im on meds 4 it but not 4 my highchol
Doctor :   hope you dont have diabetes ?
User :   ldl 246 hdl 23
Doctor :   may i know your weight and height ?
Doctor :   your LDL is very high (normal is less than 150 )
User :   5 2 and 208
Doctor :   and hdl is very low ( normal is higher than 40)
User :   i cant get it down
Doctor :   your BMI is 38, normal is 18- 25
Doctor :   i do understand losing weight is very tough
User :   i want to have a baby will it be ok
Doctor :   YES
User :   i went from 223
Doctor :   having a high cholesterol does not mean you cannot have a baby
User :   but ill be ok then
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   but for your own benefit and good health, diet , and physical exercise will be helpful
Doctor :   over time obesity can lead to diabetes
User :   iam doing that
Doctor :   so you may need regular screening for diabetes with the HBA1C test
User :   ok heart prb is in my family to
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that means that you need to be careful
Doctor :   and reduce weight and control Hypertension
User :   r thy any thing i can take 4 this
Doctor :   for reduction of weight ?
User :   chol
Doctor :   reducing junk and processed food, vitamin E and omega fatty acid supplements are helpful to reduce cholesterol
User :   ok im on omega3
Doctor :   since you are young, and have no major risk factors, as of now, diet and physical workouts will be the major method to control your cholesterol
User :   i have had it 4 7years now
Doctor :   that is ok,
Doctor :   you need to continue that
Doctor :   in addition join a gym, keep a check on your diet
User :   i cant get it down doc said no meds to young
Doctor :   reduce your calorie intake and increase your calorie burining
Doctor :   yes , thats the right approach
User :   how long does it take with your heart
User :   mis wiht ur heart
Doctor :   over a period of 10 years are needed for heart to get damaged
User :   so im ok rite now
Doctor :   yes
User :   tk u
Doctor :   you are ok at the present
Doctor :   just take care of yourself for the future
User :   ok
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   bye for now

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