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Offline Rj7890

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hello people.. wanted some suggestions
« on: October 31, 2020, 06:16:28 am »
hello everyone
hope everyone is doing good
i had a question to ask
i had my doctor visit last year april 2019
i was ud and my cd4 count was 454
was scheduled to visit my doc this april but didnt go because of covid concerns
got myself tested last week
i am still ud and my cd4 count is 968 (almost doubled :) )
liver function test and kidney function test everything is fine
just got a bit of cholestrol which is 219
i want to vsit my doctor and im terrified to do so because of covid
what should i do for cholestrol?
should i schedule a visit with the doc
here in india telemedicine is still new and unfortunately my doctor doesnt use the service
any life style changes if you guys suggest.
i am on viraday (atripla) and my body is doing fine with it.
thank you :)

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Re: hello people.. wanted some suggestions
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2020, 06:49:09 am »
Hiya,

Glad to hear things are going well and that you are still UD.

I've had bad cholesterol, it's perfectly fine nowadays, for me it had to do with a few lifestyle changes. That's not going to work for everyone though. Was this the only time it's been slightly high? Prehaps, talk to your doctor and recheck your cholesterol in a few months.

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i want to vsit my doctor and im terrified to do so because of covid

Sorry to hear your terrified. Not much I can say other than if you go to see the doctor do the basics like wearing a mask, don't touch your face, wash your hands, keep your distance when possible.

Best, Jim

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Re: hello people.. wanted some suggestions
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2020, 06:53:25 am »
this is the first time my cholestrol has come back high

please suggest what life changes should i bring in

i dont eat post sunset and i am a pure vegetarian

i dont workout though.. just a walk sometime
my physical activity is zero

and one more thing can i defer the doctor visit as the cases in india are 50k everday
its damn risky

thank you so much jim

how ae you doing?

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Re: hello people.. wanted some suggestions
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2020, 06:58:50 am »
This is really something to discuss with your doctor.

Basics things would be to eat a healthy diet, be more active so physical activity on most days of the week, maintain a healthy weight, get enough sleep and quit bad habits like smoking or drinking etc.
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Re: hello people.. wanted some suggestions
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2020, 07:00:20 am »
thank you so much :)

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Re: hello people.. wanted some suggestions
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2020, 07:01:36 am »

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and one more thing can i defer the doctor visit as the cases in india are 50k everday
its damn risky

That's up to you if you want to wait for the covid curve to reduce before seeing the doctor.

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how ae you doing?

You're welcome. Tired but alive  ;)
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Re: hello people.. wanted some suggestions
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2020, 07:02:10 am »
Hi, diet and exercise is the best option. My cholesterol was high for years and it got my numbers down. I have always exercised and my cholesterol was always high. I had to change to HIIT to get the numbers down. Try increased or more intense cardio. I use to have numbers up to 265, now I can stay below 200. I would try the natural approach before more drugs.

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Re: hello people.. wanted some suggestions
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2020, 08:43:33 am »
what is HIIT?

i am thinking to start cardio

thanks

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Re: hello people.. wanted some suggestions
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2020, 08:54:01 am »
High Intensity Interval Training. Basically bursts of maximum effort with active test. An example would be a short sprint followed by a gentle jog. Repeat that. I do bodyweight routines, butler's, jumping Jack's etc. Maximum effort with a short rest. It worked for me. Also as it is intense you can reduce the overall time you take. I got my cholesterol and fasting glucose down into normal range with it.

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Re: hello people.. wanted some suggestions
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2020, 09:09:42 am »
oh okay
thanks a lot

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Re: hello people.. wanted some suggestions
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2020, 11:11:33 am »
If this is your one and only Cholesterol result that has been slightly out of the reference range, I would not over-react to it.  It could be a transient increase or even a lab error.  It is rarely necessary to take action based off a single lab result.

Of course, eating a healthy diet and exercise is always good, regardless of cholesterol level.

Mike

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Re: hello people.. wanted some suggestions
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2020, 09:35:07 am »
this is my only time whn my cholestrol has come back high

i am not stressing over it

i just dont want to start one more pill

thank you for the concern bocker

appreciated

how are you doing?

 


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