Prescription Until January !

@SIMPLYD (83210)
Philippines
November 18, 2015 2:28am CST
Yesterday , when I got the result of my medical laboratory exams , I felt weak seeing that my cholesterol is above the normal level. All the rest though were on normal level including my blood sugar . I know , some of you will say , I am really stubborn that’s why , eating some fatty foods still . I tried much, to be honest , however , when there are occasions I can’t control eating my favorite lechon and rich foods . And the doctor gave me a prescription until January because she said the next month , December, is a month of eating ! And we both laughed out loud because it is so true ! Now , I am back to drinking my hot green tea after every meal . I noticed that when I was drinking it after every meal my cholesterol was normal , though of course I avoid eating the fat of the pork .
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@LadyDuck (176940)
• Switzerland
18 Nov 15
I would prefer to renounce to fatty food than to use cholesterol prescriptions. There are food that helps to lower the bad cholesterol, barely, oat, nuts, beans, dark chocolate (), garlic, baby spinach, olive oil. Try to introduce them in your diet.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
Yes, me too . However this time i have to use a medication because it's high n not just a bit high but high . I am fond of eating garlic specially when it's soaked in vinegar .
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@1hopefulman (32558)
• Canada
18 Nov 15
Self-control is so important for good health and I need to work hard on that at this time and for the rest of my life.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
Yes , that is so true . The determination to be healthy should always be present in us if we want to live longer with no body pains being experienced .
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@UmiNoor (3535)
• Malaysia
20 Nov 15
When it comes to rich food, my self control flies out of the window. LOL.
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@buenavida (8213)
• Sweden
19 Nov 15
The latest I've read that natural fats keep us healthy.. Like butter and coconut oil.. Dr Mercola has some interesting info..Well, better do your own research..
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
Really ! Oh that's goods news then , because i love butter as filling for my sandwich . I would sometimes spread butter first then top it with something sweet like blueberry jam . It's delicious ! Though , i don't eat them everyday because the butter is said to be of cholesterol and the jam bad for the blood sugar , But that is if you are already more than 40 year old .
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@buenavida (8213)
• Sweden
19 Nov 15
@SIMPLYD - Here is some advice from Dr Mercola.. By the way, I am 70 and eat butter and coconut oil every day, but avoid margarine and sugar and white flour..
You might be missing the valuable benefits of full-fat foods if you're eating low-fat or non-fat dairy products.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
20 Nov 15
@buenavida This is really good news . Now i can always have butter on my sandwich without worrying that it would raise my cholesterol .
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@sofssu (14447)
18 Nov 15
Good your other parameters are normal.. Cut out the fats and the sugar,, I know its easier said than done.. But we have to do this sometime or the other.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
Yes, i know we have to do that . I have done it before so i know i can do it again . This time the medication will truly help me aside from avoiding fatty foods and sugar ,
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@sofssu (14447)
18 Nov 15
@SIMPLYD Cholesterol medication has too many side effects so watch out. Just wanting you to be aware.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
@sofssu Yes i know that pretty well . My doctor explained that and i have done researches about its side effect . That's why i felt sad that this time i have to take medication .
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@UmiNoor (3535)
• Malaysia
20 Nov 15
I've never had my cholesterol level tested before. I would guess that it should be high too because I just love fried food. What's the point of living a long life when you cannot enjoy eating the good delicious rich food that are so easily available? But everything in moderation.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
20 Nov 15
Oh Hi ! So finally you are back here too ! Nice to see you . Maybe you should also have to have your cholesterol tested . Having it in high level could be fatal . You can have a heart attack all of a sudden because it's asyptomatic . And you are correct , what's the use of living when you cannot enjoy the delicious foods . But they should really be done in moderation and couple it with lots of exercise .
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@lmpandey (73)
• New Delhi, India
18 Nov 15
If you reduce the consumption of fat in your diet and start walking 4 kilometers a day, your cholesterol level will come down. In my opinion, you need to start walking, it will also help you in maintaining your blood pressure and blood sugar levels. thanks
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
Actually , i can exercise at night . However , i can't anymore because i am already so tired when i arrive home from work in the evening . I just exercise on weekends but i know that is still lacking . My only problem is my cholesterol . The BP and blood sugar , they're normal.
@meowanji (196)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
My grandma is stubborn too, she likes eating fatty foods which is bad for her. When we tell her to stop she'll say, she wants to eat what she wants while she's still alive. "Masarap ang bawal" she always says that. And I hope you're fine now.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
And true enough that is what older people says like my father . But as for me , i think it is just a matter of it's because there's an occasion where there are foods i do not eat everyday , so i eat them . Though , on everyday basis , i avoid eating the fat of the pork , the skin of the chicken , although sometimes i also eat the crispy skin of chicken .
@wiLLmaH (8236)
• Singapore, Singapore
19 Nov 15
I know how delicious the fat is but please try to avoid it.
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@wiLLmaH (8236)
• Singapore, Singapore
19 Nov 15
@SIMPLYD Just whenever you will eat fat, imagine your doctor on front of you.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
20 Nov 15
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@ridingbet (59621)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
well, i think drinking tea from the young avocado leaves may also decrease the blood sugar levels. I am not so sure about this though
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
Really ! But what i know to be proven true is the okra - to lower the blood sugar . But as to cholesterol , i know and have proven green tea helps .
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@ridingbet (59621)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
@SIMPLYD yes, I also saw that on FB; soaking a few okra and let it stay overnight,then drink it in the morning.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
@ridingbet Actually i have know that a few years ago when i had my mammography at a modern clinicat the MOA area . Theold doctor who formerly worked in the US and my townmate also , told me that he is diabetic . Yet he doesn't take medication except that okra drink in the morning .
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
My friend you have to control your appetite for unhealthy food. High cholesterol will lead hypertension so beware.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
No my dear . You can have high cholesterol but with low BP like mine . My cholesterol gets high when i really can't control eating those fatty foods . So now, i will be drinking hot green tea after every meal again , because that helped me in washing whatever cholesterol laden food i have eaten . But i am glad i was given the medication so i can be sure my cholesterol can be controlled from getting over the normal . And so i will now avoid fatty foods .
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
@SIMPLYD What do you mean low? Is it normal like 120/80. How high is your cholesterol level? Is it over 10?
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
@salonga The normal range is 3.90 - 5.20 mmo /L . Mine is at 6.96 ! Oh my ! The first time i had it that high . In the past when it goes over the top , it would just be .20 or .30 higher. So , i must really stick to my healthy ways again now .
@gudheart (12741)
18 Nov 15
It can be hard to control it. Maybe try and do some more exercise and that way you can still enjoy the fatty foods :D
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
That's my problem , i have no more time to exercise on weekdays because wjem i arrive home at night from the office , i am so tired already . I only exercise on weekdays .
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@gudheart (12741)
18 Nov 15
@SIMPLYD i know the feeling. I only get to exercise once or twice a week because I get too shattered after getting back from work.
@dodo19 (33674)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
24 Nov 15
Sometimes, it can be difficult to give up the foods that we like, I hope the prescription helps. Enjoy!
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
25 Nov 15
Indeed . And yes the prescription always help in lowering my cholesterol whenever it gets over the normal level. Of course couple with that is avoiding fatty foods .
@moondebi (1209)
• Bangalore, India
20 Nov 15
It is really difficult to keep the level in check.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
25 Nov 15
The doctor said an at least 30 minute exercise everyday would be a big help . But since i have my full time job from 8 am to 6:30 in the evening , i would be too tired already to do that on weekdays .
@epiffanie (10404)
• Australia
19 Nov 15
I hope you manage your cholesterol without medication.. But yes, lechon is not good. Try to stay away from that mouth watering food..lol
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
20 Nov 15
But it's only occasionnaly , like every two months or more than that .
• China
19 Nov 15
oh ! You have to eat less fried chicken which I remember you like most .Over here people eat tea oil (not from green tea tree )to lower the cholesterol.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
20 Nov 15
Yes, i know that . So now , i am curbing my cravings for fried chicken . And now i would take out the crispy skin when i eat one . Tea oil . Oh My, i can't take oil .
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Nov 15
Green tea seems to have a number of benefits. I rarely drink it but obviously I should be making more of an effort.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
Yes, try it , because it's a very healthy drink with lots of health benefits . Drink it hot because it's effective in washing those fats that we have eaten . I used to drink it at least 3 times a day . But it seems during the past month , i got lazy drinking it . Now , i have to go back.
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
19 Nov 15
It isn't just food however with cholesterol. Your body may just be producing it. Good luck with getting it under control.
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
That is true . The body produces it and food only contributes 15 % to it . With the medication and some diet and exercise , i can again beat it .
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
want some lechon? kidding! having siblings who has hypertension, they have a hard time fighting with fatty temptations :))
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@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
Of course i want lechon ! It's my favorite . If there's one faty food i can't resist , it's lechon . Anyway , i seldom eat it since it's only on occasions when there is lechon .