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Im 63yrs old, suffering high blood pressure, high cholesterol, on a diet to lose 30kgs with Dr.who recommended Magrim caps, is it safe for me?

Im 63yrs old, suffering high blood pressure, high cholesterol, on a diet to lose 30kgs with Dr.who recommended Magrim caps, is it safe for me?

Your Choice: How much effort have I placed on lowering my weight? This is the first question to ask yourself. Give yourself an honest answer. If you are exercising daily and eating a balanced low calorie diet and you are still not losing weight, it is OK to look at other options. There is no medicine for weight loss without side effects. There is no surgery for weight loss without side effects. Introspection ! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What's a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

What's a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

DASH diet: Best diet is dash: fruits: 4-5 servings/day vegetables: 4-5 servings/day whole grains or fiber: 6-8 servings/day dairy (low fat): 2-3 serving/day meat (lean): 2 servings/day lower dietary sodium intake low fat (<6% of daily calories) low cholesterol intake (<150 mg/day) low sodium intake (<2.4 grams/day) - http://goo.Gl/szdci. ...Read more

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Which is a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

Which is a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

Low salt low fat : A low-salt low-fat diet is best for cardiovascular and overall health. Studies have shown that a mediterranean diet which is high in vegetables , nuts and fish intake is the best overall type of diet. ...Read more

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What can be done for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

What can be done for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Get him/her checked.: High blood pressure and high cholesterol are both risk factors for heart disease and stroke, amongst other things, and need to be corrected with proper diet, regular exercise and medications when deemed necessary. ...Read more

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What to do if I suffer from high blood pressure and high cholesterol what would be a good and safe workout?

What to do if I suffer from high blood pressure and high cholesterol what would be a good and safe workout?

Walking, aerobics: First and foremost, of course, is to speak with your internist and to get your cholesterol and BP down. As for exercise, if your blood pressure is under control, you should be able to perform whatever activity you choose (though you should clear this with your internist first). If your BP remains high, though, i would suggest activities that do not stress the heart as much, i.e. Walking/aerobics. ...Read more

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Is liver and onions healthy for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Is liver and onions healthy for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Not really: Someone is trying to sell you something. Liver's loaded with iron, but also cholesterol (way high) and is probably fried. The old story about onions preventing heart disease is simply made up. ...Read more

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Not long ago started taking high blood pressure and high cholesterol medicine. I feel off. is this normal?

Not long ago started taking high blood pressure and high cholesterol medicine. I feel off. is this normal?

Could be.: Medications can cause various effects, some of which are only temporary. If the symptoms is bothersome, please do go back to the prescribing doctor and have him/her reevaluate. You could try a different medicine to see if things improve. Often they do. ...Read more

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How can control my high blood pressure and high cholesterol . I am doing 4-5 times running in gym and eating very less fatty food , still can't control?

How can control my high blood pressure and high cholesterol . I am doing 4-5 times running in gym and eating very less fatty food , still can't control?

BP control: Be sure you have an evaluation for "secondary causes" of hypertension, like kidney disease, adrenal gland dysfunction, and vascular malformations at the kidney or in the aorta. If you have essential hypertension, then eliminate salt from your diet, eliminate saturated fats, eat high quantities of colored fruit and vegetables daily, and lose weight. Don't smoke. Continue to exercise as you are. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I am on meds for both. I am about 80lbs overweight. i keep getting dull jaw pain on left side?

I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I am on meds for both. I am about 80lbs overweight. i keep getting dull jaw pain on left side?

Prob not Heart: For 40 yo female, less likely heart, may be a tooth, or an inflammed lymph node or salivary gland. You should see internist and get an ECG. Important Quest: Do you get Chest pain or your jaw pain with activity. So I would get this initially evaluated by an internist. ...Read more

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Is high cholesterol and high blood pressure irreversible?

Is high cholesterol and high blood pressure irreversible?

Could be controled: Hi blood-pressure and high cholesterol could be treated with lifestyle changes and medication. Sometimes the cause for high blood pressure could be identified and by treating the etiology blood-pressure will improve. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more