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Heart Tests TRIGLYCERIDES Reference Range <150

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Heart Tests
TRIGLYCERIDES
Reference Range OR = 46 = 31 mg/dL
LDL-CHOLESTEROL
Reference Range <130 = 226 mg/dL (calc)
CHOL TO HDLC RATIO
Reference Range < OR = 5.0 = 8.9 (calc)
Pancreas Tests
GLUCOSE
Reference Range 65-99 = 80 mg/dL
Other Tests
BMI
Reference Range 18.5-24.9 = 28.3
BLOOD PRESSURE
Reference Range < 120/80 = 120/67

these are my results on the right columb are these good or bad? what should i do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

As per your reports,your LDL(bad cholesterol) is high.

So you need to take some dietary and lifestyle modifications.

Avoid hydrogenated oils and saturated animal fat.

Limit intake of trans fats and hydrogenated oils found in margarine, fast food, fried food, etc.

Drinking two glasses of orange juice each day can help.

Limit refined sugar intake from cakes, cookies, candy, etc.

Wholegrain food products are thought to be good for reducing the amount of low density lipoproteins (LDL)& total cholesterol in the body.

Use olive oil as much as possible.

Add Omega 3 Fatty Acids to your diet - the best source is Fish Oil

For further reading -
http://www.ehealthmd.com/library/lowercholesterol/LC_plans.html



You can ask your doctor for bile acid sequestrants (Welchol, Questran, Colestipol) -this class is helpful to lower the LDL cholesterol and not cause irritation to the liver.
Apart from this Red yeast rice is approved as a cholesterol lowering dietary supplement by FDA.
For further reading -
http://heartdisease.about.com/cs/cholesterol/a/Nrxcol_rry.htm

 

Your BMI is also high and indicates you are overweight.

You need to lose weight and start weight loss regimen under a dietitian.

A weight loss of more than 2 pounds per week is not good due to what is called Yoyo effect( the cycle of losing and regaining weight).
Cut your calories intake.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-weight-pyramid/SA00103

Do Yoga ,aerobic exercise-walking, cycling or swimming, deep breathing exercises.

Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Increase Fibre in diet.
Take six small meals rather than large meals.
Drink Plenty of water(10- 15 glasses per day).
You can ask your doctor for FDA approved Orlistat which is a weight loss pill.


I suggest you to consult your doctor for further evaluation and management.

 

 

 

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i have also been having chest pain and wheezing can this be the reason why? i have been having episodes for the last 2 months of the chest pain and wheezing followed up with uncontrollable cough... ill be laying down and my chest will start to hurt out of no where and then the wheezing beggins

Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Thanks for the follow-up.

At your young age,chances of cardiac pathology are less likely.

However if you have irregular heart beat,sweating then EKG should be done to rule out Cardiac arrhythmia.

Apart from this,other possible causes of chest pain,wheezing,cough may include Bronchitis,Asthma,Pleuritis,Pharyngitis.

So further Chest X-ray,Suptum culture,CBC,ESR,Absolute Eosinophil count should be done.

You shouldn't ignore your symptoms and consult your doctor for proper evaluation and management.

 

I hope this helps.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i am sorry just one more question i have just started working and my insurance will not be active until april... and cant afford to go to a clinic should i go to the ER and get checked? i know i can set up payment arrangements with them. what would you recommend should i wait until april?

Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

In my opinion,you shouldn't wait until april.

And if possible visit ER for further evaluation and management.

 

 

 

I hope this helps.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you sooooo much!!!!!

Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

You are most welcome.

Good luck.

 

 

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