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High Cholesterol Health Feed

Cholesterol - The Actual Monster Of Fast Moving Society!

BHMS Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery
Homeopath, Delhi
Cholesterol - The Actual Monster Of Fast Moving Society!
CHOLESTEROL

Cholesterol is a type of fat found in the body and is needed for vital body functions such as building new cells, producing hormones & insulation.
The liver makes all the cholesterol which is required by the body.
Cholesterol is of two types:
  1. LDL (bad)
  2. HDL (good)

LDL means a high chance of cardiac disease, while HDL means less
or decreased risk
Cholesterol increases the inflammatory disease of the arterial walls called as atherosclerosis in which there is blocking of artery due to fat deposition, which ultimately leads to heart attack.
Normal levels: 200 mg|dl
 
CAUSES:
  • Hereditary i.e. it runs in the families
  • Obesity.
  • Sedentary lifestyle (no walk no exercise)
  • Mental stress.
  • Diabetes
  • Steroids abuse
  • And other diseases of the thyroid (Hypothyroidism), kidney & liver.
SIGN & SYMPTOMS:

They are hard to find and high cholesterol is quite often detected in routine tests only
Pain in chest
Obesity
Diabetes
Impotency may be due to arteries affected by excessive blood cholesterol.
Muscle pains
An increase in the blood level of cholesterol does not have any obvious symptoms. But is a risk factor for other conditions such as angina (pain in chest), Atherosclerosis, Heart disease, Highblood pressure & Stroke
 
DO & DONT'S:

Check your diet. Not more than 30% of total calories should be from fat.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOW CHOLESTEROL DIETS.
1. Do not use any hydrogenated fats e.g. ghee, butter, margarine
(unless specified), vanaspati, coconut oil, and palm oil. Use instead safflower (karadi) oil, soya bean oil, sunflower oil, dietary, saffola, mazola or corn oil.
2. Avoid egg yolks and foods containing egg yolks e.g. mayonnaise, cakes, sauces, although egg white only is permitted.
3. Avoid all foods baked with fat (shortening lard etc.)e.g. cakes, pies, doughnuts etc.
4. Avoid whole milk, cream, cheese, whole milk curds and sweets made with concentrated milk e.g. gulab jamun, shrikhand, Mawa, chocolates et. Use only skimmed milk and its preparations, paneer made from skimmed milk can be used
5. All organ meats are to be avoided e.g. kidney, liver, brain,
sweetbreads etc. Fat should be trimmed of all meat before use.
Deskin chicken before cooking. Avoid pork, ham and bacon. Avoid shellfish, clams, prawns, lobsters, fish roe, and fish liver oil. Use, fish and deskinned chicken. Meat used should be lean and its use judicious. Stews and meat stock if made earlier can be chilled and the congealed fat should be scraped off and discarded.
6. Nuts all nuts are permitted except groundnut, cashew nuts which
must be avoided.
7. Decrease the use of refined foods in your diet, e.g. maida, cornflour, spaghetti, macaroni etc. Increase and include instead, high fiber foods e.g salads, greens, chapattis (made with atta), leafy vegetables etc.
8. Roast and boil foods on a rack so fat can drain off. Make use of non-stick vessels/pan and decrease consumption of fats and oils whilst cooking

INSTRUCTIONS.
1.Follow maintenance Diet-Controlled carbohydrate, controlled and modified fat, low cholesterol
Control the carbohydrate foods that you eat. Carbohydrate (sugar and starch) foods are limited. This means that sugar is not allowed, jaggery, honey and refined foods e.g. macaroni, spaghetti, bread, biscuits should be limited. Free Foods i.e. Foods Allowed.
Clear Soup Soda
Coffee Flavoring Essence
Herbs Vinegar
Mustard Spices.

Suggestions for Meals away from Home.
When you eat out daily, it is wise to select one particular restaurant some of your food requires special preparation. A regular customer is more like to receive special attention.

MEAT:
Trim off all fat. The safest choice is a chop, steak, chicken (deskinned) or fish. Request that the meat be made without fat. e.g. Tandoori Chicken, grilled kababs, tikkas.

VEGETABLES:
Most Vegetables are not limited. However, avoid those that are made in cream (malai) e.g. Vegetable Makhanwalla; cheese or whole milk. Ask that your serving of vegetables be made without fat.

SALAD:
Avoid salads with creamy dressings, mayonnaise, and cheese.
Instead, take Kachumber or mixed salads etc.

FAT:
Limit the amount according to your diet plan.

BREAD:
Limit according to your diet plan. Avoid, rolls, biscuits, muffins, take instead phulka, chapattis, bhakri etc.

BEVERAGE:
Skim Milk, Thin lassi (non-sweet) lie juice (non-sweet), fresh lime and soda, coconut water, tomato juice (not tinned, non-sweet) tea/coffee (non-sweet) these are allowed.

DESSERT:
For dessert choose a fresh fruit (not tinned) e.g fresh papaya slice, watermelon slice, plums cherries, fresh orange etc.
 
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR:

If you see soft, yellow skin growth on yourself or your children.
If you experience symptoms due to increase in cholesterol
contact For example
Pain in chest.
Pain in legs.
Dizziness
Unsteady gait
A thick speech.

Hi, I have a puff (cholesterol) spot in above my eyes. please suggest good medicine to clear the spots as soon as possible.

Dr. Ravindra Borade Patil 88% (150 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling, Yog Ayurved Padvika
Ayurveda, Pune
Hi, I have a puff (cholesterol) spot in above my eyes. please suggest good medicine to clear the spots as soon as pos...
First you have to increase your metabolic rate and vit A food consumption tab RKB compound tab Metarez 1.1.1 after food RKB cream apply on face at night after face wash.
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My total cholesterol 207 triglycerides 334 HDL 45 non hdl cholesterol 162 LDL 95.2 vldl 66.80 hdl ratio 4.6 what I am doing?

M.B.B.S, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
My total cholesterol 207 triglycerides 334 HDL 45 non hdl cholesterol 162 LDL 95.2 vldl 66.80 hdl ratio 4.6 what I am...
If it is non fasting lipid profile than repeate fasting lipid profile. If it is fasting lipid profile report than you should start life style modifications in diet, exercise. Consult cardiologist for risk calculation and further treatment.
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Keep Cholesterol Under Control!

Dr. Preeti Jaiswal 93% (421 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma In Nutrition & Diet Planning , ICR, M.D. Alternative Medicine
Homeopath, Thane
Keep Cholesterol Under Control!

Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital when it comes to the normal function of the body. It’s normal to have a small level of cholesterol, but too much can increase the risk of narrowing of the arteries, heart attack and stroke. Keeping your diet low in fatty food is key, as well as saturating fat for fruit, vegetables and wholegrain cereals.

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Total Bilirubin 1.61, Triglyceride 350 Total Cholesterol 227 HDL 36 LDL 130 Please advise.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 91% (6997 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Total Bilirubin 1.61,
Triglyceride 350
Total Cholesterol 227
HDL 36
LDL 130
Please advise.
Tgl,total cholesterol both are very much high,,bilirubin also high,,do regular exercise,,take high protein,avoid fatty food,,sugar n sugary products,,with this u need proper homoeopathic treatment to cure ur problem
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Hello Sir, my lipid profile. Serum cholesterol 273.0. Triglycerides 112.0. HDL cholesterol 67.0. LDL Cholesterol 184.0. VLDL cholesterol 22.0. My first lipid profile. I need medication or food control. Please advise me.

Dr. Pahun 95% (7416 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jaipur
Hello Sir, my lipid profile. Serum cholesterol 273.0. Triglycerides 112.0. HDL cholesterol 67.0. LDL Cholesterol 184....
Don't worry. With few liver activating and rejuvenating medicines and just one to two sittings of virechan (a panchkarma procedure could be done at home), .u will feel huge difference in your body. Most of the LDL in your body will completely be flushed out. After that your rasayan chikitsa would be done for complete rejuvenation of your body. You can consult us online for with complete history for ayurveda treatment. Medicines would be prepared according to the body type of patients. And they would be delivered to your address via courier.
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I'm 50 years old single lady. Recently I did a complete health check-up. 1) Stress test revealed Borderline stress. My total cholesterol is 205. LDL 137. Do I need to worry? Doc has stared me on blood thinners. Razel A. But I don't wish to continue medications. Please advise alternate treatment.

Ms. Pallavee Walia 90% (119 ratings)
PGDRP Rehabilitation Psychology , M.A Clinical Psychology, Certificate in Guidance and Counselling (CGC)
Psychologist, Agra
I'm 50 years old single lady. Recently I did a complete health check-up. 1) Stress test revealed Borderline stress. M...
Dear Lybrate user First there is need to find out the cause of stress. So kindly tell more about your problem and history of stress. Do yoga and meditation daily join Yoga and meditation classes. Take Ashwagandha powder or tablet daily with warm water after breakfast. Keep yourself hydrated and avoid oily, spicy food.
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My father had lipid profile test in it S.triglycerides and serum total lipids are high. S.triglycerides are 395 mg/DL Serum total lipids are 815 mg/DL please tell what to do? Please suggest me.

Dr. Pahun 95% (7416 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jaipur
My father had lipid profile test in it S.triglycerides and serum total lipids are high.
S.triglycerides are 395 mg/DL...
Don't worry. With few liver activating and rejuvenating medicines and just one to two sittings of virechan (a panchkarma procedure could be done at home), .u will feel huge difference in your body. Most of the LDL in your body will completely be flushed out. After that your rasayan chikitsa would be done for complete rejuvenation of your body. U can consult us online for with complete history for ayurveda treatment. Medicines would be prepared according to the body type of patients. And they would be delivered to your address via courier.
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My cholesterol parameters are. Total 180 HDL 47 LDL 117 triglycerides 82. Is it fine. I am a 26 years old with daily walk of 3.5 km 5 days a week. Any natural way to increase HDL and reduce LDL? Please answer a little bit in descriptive.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (18079 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My cholesterol parameters are. Total 180 HDL 47 LDL 117 triglycerides 82. Is it fine. I am a 26 years old with daily ...
No it is not normal. Your ldl should be lower than 100. You can make some dietery change and change in exercise. I need to know more about your lifestyle, activities and food pattern to help you. You can consult me through Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment for cholesterol and food and exercise advise.
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