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LDL level 83, Triglycerideds 170., slightly overweight. Medication required? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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User:Hai Doctor
Doctor:Dr. xxxxxxxx here
User:My LDL level is 83, Triglycerides 170....
User:need to start medication?
Doctor:may i know your age please
Doctor:No, it is not required
Doctor:Do you know your BMI?
Doctor:No problem
Doctor:Do you know your weight and height?
Doctor:May I know them?
User:weight 80...height 5 feet 11 inches
Doctor:Your BMI is 24.6
Doctor:It is in the overweight range
Doctor:However you do not need medications for the above levels
User:wht should be my ideal weight
Doctor:Your ideal weight should be 71
Doctor:Medical recommendation is between 62 to 81
Doctor:Around 75 should be fine
Doctor:Is there any history of medical illnesses in you?
User:a little hypertensive
User:came up to 140/90
Doctor:You should do some lifestyle modifications
Doctor:That will help you
Doctor:Try this for 6 months and repeat the test
Doctor:If still no improvement, you may go in for medications
User:ok..but doctor...
User:i am doing bodybuilding also...
User:and i think it is muscle weight...not my fat...
Doctor:That is good
User:in that case, what u say abt my it ok?
Doctor:The new WHO guidelines say that a BMI of more than 22.9 is overweight
Doctor:Earlier it used to be 25
Doctor:So, most of us fall into overweight range
Doctor:Means we should start working out our lifestyle when the BMI crossed 22.9
Doctor:So, continue to work out and eat a healthy food
Doctor:Your values should return to normal
User:and one more thing doctor...
User:my HDL is 23...and tota cholesterol is 140....
User:HDL is under some risk...rite?
Doctor:HDL is also called good cholesterol
Doctor:It should be above 40
Doctor:Total cholesterol is fine
Doctor:It should be below 200
User:Last month, I started some multivitamin + antioxidant tablet....but still continuing in the same, 23 range
Doctor:May be you need a diet change
Doctor:Why don't you go for diet consultation with our dietitian?
User:today i made an appointment with the dietitian...
Doctor:She should help you out with the diet changes
User:should i tell the dietitian the complete details, like bodybuilding also....?
Doctor:Yes, you should tell her all the details do that...
Doctor:Thank you too
User:Thanks for your help...
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
Doctor:Is there anything else I may help you with?
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
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