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Does masturbation have an impact on Triglyceride level?

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my recent blood examination shows Triglycerides level is 358(45-160)And HDL=46 and LDL=80 VLDL=72.I am a pure veg diet and i dont take curd,ghee,papad etc like food from child hood.My doubt will the masturbation is the reason for this.what are the imacts of this Triglycerides.
Posted Thu, 20 Feb 2014 in Cholesterol
Answered by Dr. Praveen 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Masturabation does not impact Triglyceride level Detailed Answer: Hi.Thanks for writing on XXXXXXX Masturbation does not affect your Triglyceride or cholesterol levels.These depend on family history, diet/habits & lifestyle. I am glad to know that you have almost normal lipid levels except high Triglycerides (TG's).It is also good to limit fatty food like ghee, papad (roasted items) etc to control.Best way to control TG's is exercise. I suggest you to do brisk walking daily for around 30 minutes. If still the TG's are not controlled then you may have to take small dose of hypolipidemic drugs (Eg: Atorvastatin 10 mg daily) in consultation with you doctor. Are you sure that you VLDL levels( normal levels are upto 40mg/dl) are high but LDL levels are normal? Do you consume alcohol? Please write back with details, so that I can help you further. Regards
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Follow-up: Does masturbation have an impact on Triglyceride level? 13 hours later
HI thanks .I am a ure veg and i was not having the faty food like what u suggest .This was from my child hood,very less ghee,curd,pappad.But having the snacks like chips,Vada etc.Doctor has suggested to take Lipicard-160 daily 1 in the night from y day for 2 months. Had a major facial accident in 2007 and back to normal.Had 2 main surgeries and 3,4 plastics there after.all were in anashecia.3 year back had faced BP problem and only few weeks had medicine(telista 20mg ) and after than it is normal. I was asked about masturbation becoz stil i having the habit and just to clear the doubts and should i stop the same?. more people are telling masturbation cause more problem ?is it fact?i am still batchelor too. For one more consultation ,i just consulted. The blood results RBS-127 Triglycerides-358 total cholesterol-198 HDL-46 LDL-80 VLDL-72 CHOLESTROL/HDL RATIO-4.3 SERUM CREATINE-.9 URIC ACID-4.7 CALCIUM-9 LEVER FUNCTION BILIRUBIN TOTAL-.8 BILIRUBIN SIRECT-.2 AST/SGOT-39 ALT/SGPT-54 ALP-56 TOTAL PROTEIN-56 ALUBUMIN-3.9 GLOBULIN-1.7 bLOOD ROUTINE HAEMOGLBIN-13.8 TOTAL LEUCOCYTE COUNT-5800 DLC NEUTROPHILS -68 % LYMHOCYTES-29 % EOSINOHILS-03 % ESR-03 mm/hr platelet count-1.8 lakhs/cum TSH- 1.69 Should i do any more test.beoz my friend asked me ECG/ x ray etc and anything to be improved.i feel tirednes and little tough breath roblem and met doctor and came to know about triglycerides boost up.Please suggest. tks XXXX i do not have the drinks habit.I mean very rare occations.say may once in a month or once in two months.not beer too.Also please suggest a veg food habit for total good health since i have hair fall for long time.
Answered by Dr. Praveen 9 hours later
Brief Answer: Add fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains... Detailed Answer: Hi.Thanks for writing back. Masturbation is a healthy and perfectly normal sexual behavior. But, like any other behavior, when over practiced it can lead to both psychological and physiological imbalances.I am sure that you will reduce/discontinue masturbation once they get into meaningful sexual relationships. I am very glad that all your test report are absolutely normal except your TG's (and VLDL) as pointed earlier.I were to suggest you to continue Lipicard 160mg as advised by your doctor.Snacks especially the roasted/fried food items are responsible for the rise in TG's, VLDL and trans-fatty acids which increase your lipids in your body. It does not take long time to reduce your TG/VLDL levels.Simple lifestyle changes like following a balanced diet (increased portions of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains) and exercise regularly.Cut down on high–calorie foods and beverages (not even occasionally).It is very important to take your medication regularly. Previous surgical history or injuries donot affect your lipids. I suggest you to consult a cardiologist if you have breathlessness, chest pain and experiencing fatigue and take his opinion.Hope your blood pressures are under control. Hope I have answered your query.
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