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Date : 13-Sep-2014
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User:i am age 44 , have my report CHOL/HDL ratio is 5.0 and LDL/HDL is 3.2, is this good or bad , if bad what i have to do for improvement
User:and my wofe ratio is 5.00 and 3.00 in same order
Doctor:These are ok ratios
User:very low desity lipoprotein of my wife is 24.2 , what is this , is good or bad
Doctor:Can you tell me the abslute HDL and LDL numbers?
Doctor:Don't worry about VLDL, those numbers vary through the day.
User:fro me hdl is 36 and and ldl is 115 and for wife is 35 and 106
Doctor:ok, the ldl is not bad, but hdl levels need to be brought up a bit.
User:to who
User:me or my wife
Doctor:both actually, do you guys do any regular exercise?
User:my wife blood sugar fasting , 205 & after break fast 318
User:yes my wife going to gym
Doctor:Those numbers are normal
Doctor:ok, she is going to have to step it up and so will you, you need more regular cardio exercise, that will bring up the HDL above 40 or so
User:is this diabetic range or out of range ?
Doctor:it's a bit high, but one such recording is not diagnostic. It's better to check 2 or 3 times. If they all come above normal range on a regular basis, then she needs to be treated for Diabetes
User:what is triglycerides mine is 121 and wife is 76
Doctor:Triglycerides are a storage for of Fat. Your cells use them to make the cell wall and parts of the nucleus. Think of it as building material
User:cell wall is present only in plant cell ??
Doctor:well, in animal cells it technically called a cell membrane
Doctor:i apologize for the wring usage of terminology
Doctor:is there anything else you need?
User:i have given the result , pls comment on that
Doctor:These triglyceride levels are normal.
User:both mine and wife 121 and 76
Doctor:yes, within acceptable limits. but that fact that your wife is exercising regularly shows.
User:her weight is 102 kg
Doctor:That is high, she needs to cut back on carbohydrate in her diet. If you wish, you can send a message to our dietary team for a personalized diet chart for her.
User:ok thanks , GN
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