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Today I got my lipid profile test where total cholesterol-209, triglycerides-195, HDL cholesterol direct- 42, & LDL cholesterol direct-146 .i want to know how much are these value from normal, should I take medicine or should I reduce it through exercise and change in diet please suggest I am 26 years old.
I am a 53 years old woman with a history of 26 years of Diabetes. I got myself tested for cholesterol recently and got Triglyceride levels at 146 where as the normal range was between 35 and 135. What shall I do to make them normal as well? Something in the diet or in medication?
I am unable to breathe for the past 2 months. Heavy chest and no deep breathe. I smoke 6-10 cigarettes everyday. Please suggest what should I do.
In the our community, high blood pressure (HBP), also known as hypertension, is a common health condition to say the least. In fact, more than 40 percent of population have HBP, according to the American Heart Association. Whether it?s a close relative or friend, there?s a good chance that you know someone with HBP. Unfortunately, it?s considered the norm, but it doesn?t have to be that way at all.
Higher rates of obesity and diabetes and plain ole genetics put African Americans at a higher risk for HBP. Not to be taken lightly, HBP that?s left untreated can lead to a stroke. If you take medication to help control your blood pressure, then by all means, continue following your doctor?s orders, but perhaps ? just perhaps ? the best medicine is a new, healthy lifestyle. The following suggestions can not only lower your blood pressure but reduce your need for medication. Keep reading to find out what they are.
1. Lose weight.
Only do so if you?re overweight or obese. Need some convincing? Essentially, the more weight you lose, the better your blood pressure. Also, if you?re already taking medication(s) to treat your HBP, losing weight will help make those medications more effective.
2. Exercise often.
We all know how chaotic life can be at times, but it?s important to squeeze in at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day or every other day. Exercising regularly can lower your blood pressure as much as 4-9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
3. Change your diet.
This means avoiding salty foods, including potato chips, French fries, pretzels, lunch meat and pasta sauce. Boosting your potassium intake and eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm Hg.
4. Reduce stress.
Don?t neglect yourself. It?s important to take a little time to relax and unwind by participating in activities that you truly enjoy, whether it?s jogging, power walking, reading, listening to music or going to the movies. And whatever it is that seems to trigger stress in your life, figure out a way to eliminate or avoid those triggers as much as you possibly can. You might find it helpful to learn a few stress management techniques for when the going gets tough.
5. Eat more dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate seems to be the food that keeps on giving. Not only does it boost your energy and reduce inflammation, but did you know that just one small square a day can lower your blood pressure? This is due to the fact that dark chocolate is rich in antioxidant flavonoids. Now, that?s sweet!
6. Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
We?re not saying that you have to completely swear off drinking because after all, what is a good party, vacay or get-together with friends without an ice, cold pi�a colada? Try to keep your alcohol consumption to no more than one glass per day.
As for smoking, besides lung cancer, COPD, heart disease, infertility and the other dangers of smoking, tobacco products can raise your blood pressure. Although difficult at first, quitting certainly has its health benefits and pays off in the long run.
I have a left side coldness in winter since before 15 years I got a blood pressure attack I feel icy ness in left side.
I am 31 year old and suffering from chest pain since last 6 months. Even Wakeup in morning feel more pain and while carrying weight chest pain also occur. I did get my chest x ray but there was nothing diagnose in that. Now still I am facing this chest pain problem in daily life.
I am 50, please check my medical report and suggest me the medicine. Total Cholesterol 198 (125-200) HDL Cholesterol 50 (35-80) LDL Cholesterol 78 (85-130) Triglycerides 670 (25-200) TC/HDL Cholesterol 4 (3-5 ) LDL/HDL Ratio 1.6 (1.5-3.5) VLDL Cholesterol 134 (5-40) Gamma Glutamyl Transferase GGT 286 (0-55) Aspartate Aminotranferase (SGOT) 70.4 (0-37) Almine Transaminase (SGPT) 55.7 (13-40) Lipoprotein 139 <30 25-OH Vitamin D (Total) 17.84 ng/ml (20-30) Uric Acid 8.5 (3.5-7.2) Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) 7.72 (7.9-20) Creatinine Serum 0.6 (0.6-1.1) Cloride 106.7 (98-106) At present I am taking these medicines 1. Glynase MF (Before Breakfast 2.Amodep AT 3.Giftan 25 mg 4.Hydride 12.5 5.Lipikind (Atravastin) 10 6. B Complex Please suggest me the medicines.
Heart disease, an old-age ailment, nowadays has emerged as a major lifestyle concern. Rate of heart diseases in india is twice that of western countries.
Heart disease - one of number one cause of mortality, especially among young indians. Almost 50% of all heart attacks in indian men occur under 50 years of age and 25% occur under 40 years of age.
Despite being a growing concern, not many us are aware of the most common heart attack symptoms. Though a person's genetic disposition and family history remain as the most common and uncontrollable risk factors, majority of heart diseases may be caused due to modifiable factors like blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, stress and weight issues. Our high risk lifestyle emerges as the biggest risk factor.
In most cases, a heart attack occurs when a blood clot is formed in one of the blood vessels responsible for supplying blood to the heart, when the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle is disrupted due to certain blockages in the coronary arteries.
Lack of knowledge often causes a delay in handling the situation, which could aggravate the damage and in some cases prove to be fatal. Early medical attention and treatment decrease morbidity and mortality.
The early symptoms:
- The most common - sharp and constricting pain in the center of the chest, which may radiates to the left side of the body, particularly the left arm, back, chin and jaw discomfort.
- Profuse sweating – diaphoresis due to the over-activation of the sympathetic nervous system.
- In diabetic patients sweating, feeling light headed and momentary black outs are more common than feeling sharp pain.
- Dizziness and losing consciousness.
- Discomfort in the upper part of the abdomen and a burning sensation - can sometimes mistaken as acidity or heartburn.
- A strong feeling of nausea.
- Unexplained fatigue, paleness, palpitations and anxiety are other symptoms.
- In women presentation can be atypical. Other symptoms, like lightheadedness, nausea, extreme fatigue, fainting, dizziness, abdominal pain or pressure in the upperback.
Do's and don'ts – when a heart attack occurs?
What to do-
- Call for emergency medical help.
- Make the person lie down flat on a firm surface and loosen clothing.
- Clear the airway and allow him to take a few deep breaths.
- The pulse should be checked not on the wrist but on any one side of the neck (carotid). Check for the regularity of the neck pulse.
- Try giving him oxygen if breathless.
- Turn the patient one side if feeling nauseating and let him vomit so as prevent aspiration into the lungs.
- Raise both the legs to improve the supply of blood to the heart.
- Isosorbide dinitrate is a vasodilator, widens blood vessels and makes it easier for blood to flow through them and reach the heart. It is available in the form of pills and should be taken sublingually.
- If the person is unconscious, no pulse, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr. Call for help. If you don't know cpr, you can still help in rescuing by helping others. American heart association has given simplified way of cpr. Everyone should know cpr.
- Cpr stands for" cardiopulmonary resuscitation" it is a way to get blood and oxygen moving throughout the body of someone whose heart has stopped working.
- Cpr can save a person's life. It can keep the brain and other organs from being damaged by lack of oxygen. It is something you do until the heart can be shocked back into action or until it becomes clear the person cannot be saved.
What not to do-
- Do not try to feed the patient anything and it is best to avoid oral medication.
- Thumping and pumping the chest without knowing the heart rhythm should be avoided.
- Famous self-administered treatment of coughing repeatedly is unlikely to help.
- It is important to note that most lifesaving medications that help in recovering from a heart attack, work best when given within one or two hours of experiencing the first symptoms, when the cardiac damage is limited. Therefore, in such situations time is most crucial. Recognizing the early symptoms and immediate medical attention can save many lives.