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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hello
User :   I wanted to ask you something
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Continue
User :   I did my Lpipds test last week & found out that my levels are higher than the normal range
User :   Earlier whenever i did Lipids it was within the normal range
Doctor :   What were the parametres tested?
User :   But this time the total cholestrol was 27,
User :   sorry 277
User :   HDL was 46
Doctor :   Ok
User :   LDL was 186.20
Doctor :   TG?
User :   Triglycerides 223
User :   So ithought there might be some mistake & redid the test after one week
User :   then the results are cholestrol 288,HDL 51,LDL195,VLDL 42,Triglycerides 266.
User :   Doctor?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   yes
User :   So i wanted to know how one gets this ?
Doctor :   Ok Did you get the lipid profiles done during fasting both the times
User :   other than diet is there any other reason that one might get cholestrol
User :   yes 11 hour fasting
Doctor :   The causes of high CHL are too many
Doctor :   hereditary
Doctor :   diet, liver disease
Doctor :   Hypothyroid
Doctor :   Diabetes poorly controleld
User :   what sort of liver disease?
Doctor :   Pituitary gland
User :   mythyroid levels are normal
Doctor :   some medicines too
Doctor :   How ever the most common are the Hereditary and diet
User :   T3 150,T4 8.27,TSH 2.55
Doctor :   Thyroid in females
Doctor :   Polycystic ovaries too in indian females
User :   blood sugar (fasting) 84
Doctor :   Stress and physical inactivity are also risk factors
User :   Is pcod a reason for cholestrol?
Doctor :   Yes reason for high TG
User :   ok
Doctor :   What is yoiur age, occupation and marital status
User :   Age 30,MArried ,housewife
User :   one daughter aged 5
User :   My kid got typhoid last feb middle & she is still under treatment
Doctor :   Ok you have to start on measures immediately
Doctor :   to reduce wt and chl
User :   ok..
User :   what all measures Dr?
Doctor :   The best ways to lower cholesterol through diet
User :   ok
Doctor :   Reducing the amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol consumed each day
Doctor :   ncreasing daily consumption of fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains
Doctor :   fiber foods
User :   Do i have to take medications?
Doctor :   emphasize whole grains and include fiber, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, particularly soy and fish, and avoidance of saturated fats and trans fatty acids.
Doctor :   First would be the exercise and life style modifications for 3 to 6 months
Doctor :   if these fail the medications come to role
Doctor :   Does this run in yoiur families
User :   my mother got cholestrol at the age of 45
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Control the saturated fats
Doctor :   saturated fats are found mainly in foods that come from animals such as butter, cheese, milk, cream, and ice cream
Doctor :   Consume the polyunsaturated fats
Doctor :   polyunsaturated fat is highly unsaturated fat that is found in large amounts in foods from plants, including safflower, sunflower, corn, and soybean oils
User :   such as?
Doctor :   Mono unsaturated fA also are good
Doctor :   monounsaturated fat is a slightly unsaturated fat found in large amounts in foods from plants, including peanut, avocado, canola, and olive oils
User :   low fat milk is available in the market
Doctor :   Regular physical activity by itself both reduces the risk of death from heart disease and enhances the effects of diet on LDL cholesterol levels.
User :   can i use that?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   1% and fat free milk are good
Doctor :   Studies have shown that for every 1% reduction in cholesterol levels there is a 2% reduction in the rate of heart disease.
Doctor :   So take all measures to limit it
User :   ok
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User :   ok
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   should i help u something
User :   Are you the same dr i talked to just 2 mins back?
Doctor :   We were talking baout CHL
Doctor :   yes
User :   yes doctor
User :   will tensions or stress induce chl?
Doctor :   yes
User :   even if it is due to tensions we have to follow all these regulations?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   and additinally
Doctor :   Yoga and stress busters and meditations etc
User :   oh...ok
User :   Thank you Doctor.
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