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Tips to control cholesterol and hypertension - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hi
User :   I had a general check up recently
User :   my cholesterol levels are high
Doctor :   ok
User :   Total cholesterol total is 217
User :   ldl 136
User :   hdl 38
User :   vldl 27
User :   hdl ratio 5.7
User :   is there any reason for worry
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   Age : 27, Gender : Male , location : mumbai, married , weight 83 , height 178 cm, dependents yes
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Overwt, Diabetes, High Blood pressure, Asthma, Allergies? Any Operations If so why? please say if there is family history of such problems. Please mention about the sleep, stools and Appetite also if you have problems with.
User :   i was diagnosed of having high BP 3 months back
User :   i am on losar for past 3 months
User :   other than that nothing is there
Doctor :   How long you have this
Doctor :   sorry you are taking the medicine
Doctor :   and when was the Bp diagnosed
User :   BP was diagnosed in may and since then i have been taking 1 tablet each day
Doctor :   did nt the doctor asked for exericse and diet restriction wiht salt
Doctor :   What was the BP levels
User :   he asked me to excercise and take less salt in diet
User :   BP was 150/110 in May
User :   now it is 130/80
Doctor :   The CHolesterol levels are higher than normal
Doctor :   now
Doctor :   You dont really need any medicines
Doctor :   now
User :   now BP is 130/80
Doctor :   But if you dont practice the early morning exercise and diet practises
Doctor :   correctly the time is not far where you have to put on tablets
Doctor :   at these chol levels you have to start on the life style modifications
User :   I had high triglycierides 520 in may and doctor put me on fibral
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   TG 520 are high
User :   i have taking fibral 200 mg 1 tablet per day since then
User :   today i did my check up and triglycerides are 136
Doctor :   are you going for aerobics
Doctor :   and diet restriction programs]
User :   no
Doctor :   any tablets you take can help you for time but the long tierm management is with physical exercise and diet modification
Doctor :   so please see a nutritionist abou the designing the menu for you
User :   ok
User :   should i continue to take losar and fibral
Doctor :   start with walking and jogging
Doctor :   atleast 40 min per day
Doctor :   You have to continue them
User :   ok
Doctor :   and please follow up the doctor every 6 months
Doctor :   atleast
Doctor :   and get the necessary investigations done
User :   should i take losar for life time
Doctor :   hwo you are responding to the tx and the lif styel meodificiations
Doctor :   Most of the times the BP medications started are continued for lifetime
Doctor :   but there may be changes in the medicines and the doses depending on the repsonse
User :   ok
User :   what about fibral
Doctor :   fibral is to decrese the TG levels
User :   now that my TG level is 136 , should i continue to take them
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   follow with the doctor
Doctor :   Dont rely on medicines completely
Doctor :   tnhere is lot for you to do now
Doctor :   apart from medicines
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