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A 45-year-old male asked:

my triglyceride in blood lipid profile are continuously on higher side. i avoid sweets and walk about 06 km at 06km speed. will appreciate ur advice.

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Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
See below: Increase aerobic exercises eat carbohydrate with low glycemic index. Take upto 5gms of omega 3 fish oil. Reduce alcohol intake.No smoking. If diabetic control bs consult md!

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Is it bad if I sometimes feel pain on the right side of my body when I run and sometimes when I walk? Sometimes its on my left side. Is this bad?

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