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Hyper triglyceridemia, genetic factor, low fat diet - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
Doctor :   What is the value of TG, and what is your age
Doctor :   Did you get the complete profile
User :   I just did a lipid profile test today.. I have been having higher than normal levels of triglycerides since many years
Doctor :   Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL-C etc
Doctor :   I appreciate if you provide me all the details
Doctor :   to be able to give a better opinion
Doctor :   What is your weight and height
User :   my age is 37. and TG is 225 (normal range 30-220 mg/dl as per report)
User :   tes
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you get Fasting Blood sugar also
Doctor :   or HbA1C?
User :   Total Cholesterol - 168, HDL Chol (direct) 36, LDL Chol 87, VLDL Chol 45, S Trig 225, Total Chol/HDL 4.6, LDL/HDL 2.4, VLDL/Trig 0.2
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I am not very worried about these results
User :   Wt 75 kg, Height 5.8
Doctor :   It would be good if you can improve on your HDL with regulr exercise
Doctor :   and good fibre diet
User :   no
Doctor :   I suggest only these for now
Doctor :   Keep continuing your low fat diet
Doctor :   regular exercise
User :   but in the past my sugar levels have always been normal. besides none of my parents or siblings have dibeties
Doctor :   5 vegetables and fruits per day kind of diet
User :   k
Doctor :   That is fine
User :   in 2008 my TG was 315..
Doctor :   Do you have any specific questions?
User :   but this report certainly looks better... but my TG has never been less than 200 in the last 10 yrs
User :   k
Doctor :   Ok so you have a family history
Doctor :   of heart disease
User :   i was advised to be on medication for TG always... (my father died of heart attack at 55, my elder bro has been having high cholesterol...)
Doctor :   Ok hypertriglyceridemia is a genetic condition
Doctor :   Your family would have been tested on that
Doctor :   Ok But the medicines alone is not sufficient
User :   i was taking Rosivas 10... untill two weeks ago.. on and off for the last few months
User :   yes
Doctor :   THe above modifications should go better
Doctor :   That is better
Doctor :   You are doing good
User :   and have started to take two walnuts + 2 almonds everyday.. + 1 tea spoon of fenugreek (methi) powder in the morning
Doctor :   Continue that
User :   i have been avoiding fried stuff... but give in to sweets
User :   k
User :   thanks... apart from diet and excercise should i continue with rosivas 10 now or do you think i should be on any other medicine on a regular basis?
Doctor :   No that should be all
Doctor :   Increase on consumption of garlic, if non vegeterian, fish can help
Doctor :   Right
Doctor :   Did you follow
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   k
User :   thanks then
User :   wc.. thk again. bye
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