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My S.Cholesterol is 252 mg/dl, I am very scared that I will have a heart attack

Hi, My age is 25 years/ My S. Cholesterol is 252 mg/dl, S. Triglycerides is 414mg/dl, S. LDL Cholesterol is 124mg/dl, VLDL Ch. is 82.8 mg/dl HDL Cholesterol is 45 mg/dl. I just had a thorough check up, my ECG and ECHO are normal and cardiologist told me everything is normal exept the high cholestrol. i am having the prescribed medicines. Now i am very scared that i'll have a heart attack. i am confused about my condition. if i plan to go to hospital and get admitted, i feel fine after reaching there but than again i feel i'll have an attack when back home. i have started walking as much i can, joggin also. eating only fruits and oats. please help me with this, i am scared and confused. thanks
Asked On : Sun, 3 Oct 2010
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
No Heart Attack is going to happen to you, actually you have taken your problem so seriously that has made you to be preoccupied, obsessed of this problem leading to some Panic Attack type of thing. you are doing your level best to come out of your problem, this is enough. Go on following your routine, check up at interval by your Doctor, have prescribed medicines and diet & ENJOY LIFE. DR B P SINHA, PSYCHIATRIST
Answered: Sat, 1 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome.You are unnecessarily having anxiety and panic attacks for no reason.You have already started medicines and lifestyle changes.Anti cholesterol medicines start showing result in 7 to 10 days time.So don't worry.good luck.
Answered: Sat, 1 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
Nothing to worry about heart disease as other parameters are normal.
Your S.ldl and S.hdl is just a bit hgh.
Avoid fat and more carbohydrates in diet.
Do regular exercise like running,swimming,jogging.
Continue the medicines.
You will be alright.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sat, 1 Oct 2011
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Anesthesiologist Dr. Dhananjaya's  Response
you are having increased levels of cholesterol (hypercholesteremia),triglycerides(hypertriglyceridimia)&VLDL(bad cholesterol).
TheLDL(bad cholesterol) & HDL(good cholesterol )are within normal levels.

Your ecg & echo are normal.
your age is 25 years

find your weight & height
get your body mass index(BMI) by formula weight(in kg)/(height in meters square)
if your BMI is within 25, you need not worry ,if more than 28, then you are over weight & reduce weight. Rule out family history of hyper-cholesteremia,,& hyper-lipidemia
Diet, exercise, salt free food &stress-free life style are important
Take less of corbohydrates, less fats & more proteins.
Take more of garlic, onion ,ginger & turmeric in your regular food.
Eat more sprouted pulses, egg white,fish & avoid yellow portion of egg & red chicke n
Maintain stress free life style by doing pranayama(breathing exercises) & meditation
Daily do morning walk for 20 to 30 minutes.
Avoid smoking, alcoholism.
Find out your fasting blood sugar level
do this regularly for 3- 6 months & if levels does not come down i will prescribe drugs

Answered: Sat, 1 Oct 2011
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Cardiologist Dr. Naresh Ruparelia's  Response
Hi well come to HCM.
Your report does show high level of triglyceride,LDL and but does not mean you are
going to get heart attack.It just indicate that you have one risk factor for coronary
heart disease. But you should feel lucky that what you have is in the list of correctable risk factors.It canbe very well corrected with drugs,diet ad exercise. Thanks
Answered: Sun, 2 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. K. P. V. Rao's  Response
Hi Himanshu,
Yes, your lipid profile shows significantly raised cholestrol levels.Your cholestrol level should read as follows:-
total cholestrol--S.Triglceride---LDL---VLDL---HDL is fine.
If you are taking medicines as prescribed by your doctor,the values will gradually come down.Kindly eat kless of oily foods and increase your fruit and vegetable intake.I also suggest that you should have a few nuts like badam and walnuts daily and go for brisk walk daily for atleast 35 to 45 minutes.You have not mentioned your height & weight,else I could have suggested you your ideal weight.You can also opt for yoga as an alternate way to bring your cholestrol to normal levels and reduce your anxiety.
Answered: Thu, 17 Nov 2011
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OBGYN Dr. Nilima Ghosh Hajra's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
first of all be tension free .anxiety /tension are responsible for releasing stress hormones responsible for cardiovascular disease, diabetes
get a medical check up and take medicines and healthy diet along with regular exercises and you will, be all right
Answered: Thu, 17 Nov 2011
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Please read this article about "high cholesterol" and post here any doubts or uncleared questions
Answered: Sun, 3 Oct 2010
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