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What causes high colestrol and thyroid levels? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Apr-2014
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Doctor:How can I help?
User:i want to consult my basic blood test reports with u
User:i think i have talke dto u before,
User:it is 3 pdf files uploaded in my profile,
User:can u viewthese filesor shall i send u right now,
Doctor:let me check
Doctor:I will be able to see it in a few minutes
Doctor:Till then we can talk about your question
User:it showing high colestrol
User:and high in thyroid
User:it is 8
User:shall i go on taking some medicines or chnage my lifestyle
User:as last time we have discussed my ED problem and you have suggested for these all tests
Doctor:Yes i remember
User:so please suggest next tstep
Doctor:I got your reports
Doctor:Give me a moment to go through it
User:3 pdfs
Doctor:lets discuss it one report at a time
Doctor:first about your thyroid report
Doctor:your TSH is high
User:that lab guy asked me what have u taken last night .... in dinner, i have taken muttor paneer 1 big bowl,somay be it is thereason for high colestrol but what high thyroid
Doctor:It seems like a subclinical hypothyriodism
User:it means?
Doctor:It means that t3 and t4 are normal
Doctor:these are the hormones that aer circulating in blood and are responsible for metabolism
Doctor:tsh is a regulating hormone
User:how to controlTSH
Doctor:it is high since the t3 and t4 may be depleting according to their demand
Doctor:It just means that you need to get it regularly checked
User:at the gap of 45 days
Doctor:maybe every 1 year or sooner if you feel weak
User:can we make it 6 months
User:any medicines for it,
Doctor:You do not need medicines now
Doctor:yes you can do it every 6 months
User:but how to control it
Doctor:medicines for this condition are actually t4 supplements
User:so is this the reason for my ED problem.
Doctor:You may take lifestyle precautions like exercise and avoiding virals, drinking clean water
Doctor:mostly these also have limited efficacy
Doctor:It will develop at its pace
Doctor:now coming to your lipids
Doctor:the triglyceride levels are high
Doctor:others are only marginally high and maybe because of high triglycerides only
User:what is the solution Dr
Doctor:the solution is three pronged
Doctor:first is diet
Doctor:it should be low in fats and calories
Doctor:totally avoid milk products like cheese, butter, ghee, icecreams etc
Doctor:exercise daily for atleast 20 min a day
Doctor:exercise can include gym, walk, yoga, etc
Doctor:third is medicines
Doctor:you can try statin group of medicines for a month and see if it gets better
User:which medicines i can take
Doctor:but these medicines should be taken if there is no liver, kidney or muscle issue
User:u have seen my results mam
Doctor:maybe atorvastatin
User:please suggest some medicines
Doctor:you will need written prescription to get it
User:may be?
Doctor:there are many medicines in statin group of drugs
Doctor:among them you can try atorvastatin
Doctor:here i would like to know if your bp is ok
User:so in short we can say that these 2 problem of thyroid and colestrol level making the blood circulation slow in my body and causing ED problem
User:am i right, please suggest
Doctor:lipids can cause ed
Doctor:in research they have linked
Doctor:i was asking about your bp
User:so 30 minutes brisk walk and to avoid all junk food will help me
User:sorry, yes mam, it was ok
Doctor:it will definitely
User:okay , thanks a lot,
User:3rd pdf is ok naa
Doctor:also regarding ed, are you newly married?
Doctor:3rd is ok
User:mam it is almost 28 months
Doctor:ed can be caused by many factors
User:and we are planning for a baby
User:when we tried , it does not happen, so i found it is called ED
Doctor:for how long do you have ed?
User:3 months, but we did once a month,
User:it started in nov month 2013
Doctor:any idea about cause?
User:stress may be
Doctor:maybe something happened
User:because it happend once i nnov 12, when we got married
Doctor:for stress you should try breathing technique(kriya) and yoga
User:that time it stayed for 2 months
User:this time it is 4 months
User:so am worried
Doctor:so it seems to be psychological
User:it means...
Doctor:the more you worry the worse it will become
Doctor:sometimes marriage counselling also helps
Doctor:especially if relation is not congenial
User:no, min ei love marriage
User:so he supports me everytime, we are happy toghther
Doctor:then performance anxiety can be there
User:may be, u r right
User:that is also a cause for ED
Doctor:that is most common cause
User:i will try mornig walk and healthy food
User:will quite drinking also
Doctor:also try yoga
User:thanks for your time
Doctor:take a 5 day course
User:any another suggestion
Doctor:thanks for consulting
User:really thanks
User:have a good time
Doctor:you too
Doctor:take care
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