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Dr. Venkatesan

Cardiologist, Chennai

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Dr. Venkatesan is a renowned Cardiologist in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Venkatesan at K H M Hospital in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Venkatesan on Lybrate.com.

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How Can I Avoid Cholesterol In My Diet?

Partners in Health
Multi Speciality, Gurgaon
How Can I Avoid Cholesterol In My Diet?

Cholesterol is either ingested in the food (about 25% ) we eat and some of it is produced by our body (remaining 75%). Cholesterol is needed by the body to produce steroid hormones and bile acids. It is an aspect that is required by the body and if in too much quantity, the same can cause havoc in the body. The best is to maintain the right balance of cholesterol in our diet. The same requires life style and dietary modifications.

The first step in creating your low cholesterol diet plan is to eliminate foods high in saturated fat and bad cholesterol.

Low cholesterol foods diet mainly includes:

High-Fiber Diet- Soluble fiber reduces bad cholesterol. Good food sources are oatmeal, fruits and vegetables.

Cooking oil- Fats makes about 30 % of your days in take. A combination of oils work the best. Foods rich in saturated fats are butter, ghee, cream, and cheese. These need to be taken in moderation or avoided. Avoid fried foods. Not more than 10% of total calories should be from Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA) and the remaining should be from Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA). The best sources of PUFA are plant based oils , sunflower, corn, soybean, cottonseed and safflower. MUFA are found in the largest amounts in olive, canola, mustard, almond and peanut oils.

Avoid Trans fats- Read labels carefully and do not re use oil used for frying.

Go lean- Choose lean meat and fish. Fish is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Foods high in omega 3 help you lower down the risk of cardio-vascular disease. Tuna and salmon are a good source of omega-3 to name a few.

Eat a wide range of fruits and vegetables- This will help ensure that your body meets all the vitamins and nutrient requirement. Fruits and vegetables are relatively low in calories. Apples and pears are known for soluble fiber, which reduces bad cholesterol levels. It is best that you eat good quantities of the same.

Include low fat dairy products-Avoid ghee, cheese, cream, paneer and butter. Opt for lighter and healthier options.

Exercise well - Exercise at least 30 mins per day. Workout will help you burn extra fat resulting in lowering cholesterol levels.

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I am 28 years old Male I have a back problem for last 2 month, also a chest pain.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 28 years old Male I have a back problem for last 2 month, also a chest pain.
Local application of Relaxyl DA ointment twice a day for 2-3 day Avoid Prolonged sitting Further treatment can be done after physical examination
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I am 28 year old I regular test lipid profile and fasting lipid profile is high but sugar normal bt last month I tested my fasting 123 and lipid profile cholesterol 286 hdl 41 and tg 366 I fear I become diabetic I do regular morning walk and exercise please give suggestion.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 28 year old I regular test lipid profile and fasting lipid profile is high but sugar normal bt last month I test...
High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. Garlic,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . Cap. Ecosprin gold-10 at night daily. take medicines for diabetes also.
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I'm M21 & having pain on both sides of my chest but more on left side, just below the heart (maybe in lungs). This pain gets harder in night. I'm a smoker but from last a week I reduced my cigarettes from a packet to 1-2 cigarette per day. Please help!

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I'm M21 & having pain on both sides of my chest but more on left side, just below the heart (maybe in lungs). This pa...
Dear Sharad. If you have chest pain, please do not delay. Please consult a physician and get your ECG done. Take care.
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Questions about Diabetes. What is hemoglobin A1c? How do I properly treat a low blood sugar. Two or three months, doctors can estimate patients average blood sugar levels.. Patients who have foot pain should see a podiatrist regularly.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hba1c is a type of haemoglobin that is a diagnostic test to know good/poor control of blood sugar in last 3 month a pt with foot pain need to evaluate for it cause like trauma/infection/neuropathy.
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I have high bp and taking medication for the same. Now I want to know if I could take medicine like shilajit gold before sex with my partner. Is it safe for my health.

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Ayurveda, Faridabad
I have high bp and taking medication for the same. Now I want to know if I could take medicine like shilajit gold bef...
High BP at the age of 29 is really high risk. Don't any Ayurvedic medication without consultation. You can simply increase intake of milk, urad dal and boiled rice to increase sexual power.
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