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My husband is 35 years old. He is under medication for high BP and cholesterol. Kindly help with the diet.

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Published At October 18, 2014
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Patient's Query

Hi Doctor,

My husband is 35 years old. He is on medication for high BP and cholesterol.

BP being 145/100,
HDL-46,
LDL-117.6,
TGL-212,
VLDL-42.4.

Kindly help with the diet plan.

Thank you.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Diet plan for your husband is as follows:

  • Do not use table salt, i.e, avoid using salt for him over and above what you use in cooking vegetables and other dishes.
  • Avoid pickles/white bread/soups/noodles/any kind of food requiring excessive preservation/lentil cakes (papad or appalam), chutneys and indigenous powders (churans).
  • He must not take alcohol more than 2 pegs a day (in case he drinks). It would be better to quit the habit.
  • He should do daily exercise under supervision of physician.
  • Must try to keep his weight under control (Body Mass Index BMI- 23).
  • Avoid sweets/fried items/saturated fats/pure processed carbohydrates like potato chips etc.
  • Diet should have fibers/vegetables/nuts/legumes/ fruits/low fat dairy products.
  • Try to do meditation and yoga.
  • He should quit smoking (In case if he smokes).

Hope this helps.

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