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Old Dec 13th 2012, 9:46 am
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So after feeling quite shitty in the last few weeks/months I decided to bite the bullet and see a quack before I had a cardiac arrest. Blood pressure is high but not massive, the blood tests have shown my Cholesterol is 3 x what is classed as high (both counts good and bad).

It seems the diet of White wine, takeaways and Marlboro Red is taking its toll. Has anyone else had this problem out here and how can you manage it?

I have just ordered chicken salad for lunch, my life has ended...................
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Originally Posted by britexpat76 View Post
So after feeling quite shitty in the last few weeks/months I decided to bite the bullet and see a quack before I had a cardiac arrest. Blood pressure is high but not massive, the blood tests have shown my Cholesterol is 3 x what is classed as high (both counts good and bad).

It seems the diet of White wine, takeaways and Marlboro Red is taking its toll. Has anyone else had this problem out here and how can you manage it?

I have just ordered chicken salad for lunch, my life has ended...................
Yeah, I had similar problems. You want to be careful - I ended up diabetic, which puts the kibosh on things....
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Old Dec 13th 2012, 9:54 am
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The following is one of numerous options:

6 "meals" a day.
Each meal consists of lean protein plus a small amount of complex carbs.
1 or 2 meals can be protein powder (whey isolate) + oats or low-GI fruit. Or a handful of nuts and low-fat yoghurt.
You must eat good fat (eg olive oil, oily fish).
Drink lots of water.
Exercise at least 3 days a week, sufficient to build up a sweat, but ideally 6 days a week.
Cut back on beer--even though its very existence is proof that God loves us, for some perverse reason its bad for cholesterol.

More details available here: http://bodyforlife.com/
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Is taking the tablets he gave me (Lipanthyl) the easy way out, whilst watching my diet?
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Is taking the tablets he gave me (Lipanthyl) the easy way out, whilst watching my diet?
The easy way to gradual decline.
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Originally Posted by britexpat76 View Post
Is taking the tablets he gave me (Lipanthyl) the easy way out, whilst watching my diet?
Yes, although I use Simvastatin. Increase your physical cardiovascular exercise to increase the 'good' stuff and you're done.
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Yes, although I use Simvastatin. Increase your physical cardiovascular exercise to increase the 'good' stuff and you're done.
So these tablets are alright? They also gave me Legalon for my Liver
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Yes, although I use Simvastatin. Increase your physical cardiovascular exercise to increase the 'good' stuff and you're done.
Taking cholesterol-controlling pills, doing CV and "watching your diet" isn't going to counter the effects of booze, fags and takeaways.
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Taking cholesterol-controlling pills, doing CV and "watching your diet" isn't going to counter the effects of booze, fags and takeaways.
The fags and booze will stay, just need google to tell me which ones are better than others. I have started only drinking Vodka, Cranberry and soda lately which is a way better hangover than cider and wine. The food I can sacrifice................
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go here, read it, follow it, get healthy whilst eating bacon

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The fags and booze will stay, just need google to tell me which ones are better than others. I have started only drinking Vodka, Cranberry and soda lately which is a way better hangover than cider and wine. The food I can sacrifice................
You need to reduce the booze and fags (and switch to lighter ones) and eat a lot more fruit and veg. Unless you are seriously ill you don't need to give up anything, just have less bad stuff and more good stuff. Rebalance your diet and lifestyle.
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You need to reduce the booze and fags (and switch to lighter ones) and eat a lot more fruit and veg. Unless you are seriously ill you don't need to give up anything, just have less bad stuff and more good stuff. Rebalance your diet and lifestyle.
I did just order a salad for the 1st time in my life, not sure how the body is going to cope with it. Not seriously ill, but I knew my BP was high hence the trip to quack. Had ECG - all good with the tick tock seems that the sky high cholesterol will cause the high BP. Control the cholesterol and I should be fine. Oh, and try not to lose my temper - which I don't very often.
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Fat Bastard.
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The fags and booze will stay, just need google to tell me which ones are better than others. I have started only drinking Vodka, Cranberry and soda lately which is a way better hangover than cider and wine. The food I can sacrifice................
If it's not a stupid question........... are you actually overweight? Or is it just a cholesterol/blood pressure/etc jobby?
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