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Feb 2015
9:52pm, 25 Feb 2015
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Try making changes to things he likes. Like making pies with just a pastry top rather then under as well. Sprays like fry light supposed to be very good for cooking. If doing cottage pie try Browning the mince off without adding extra oil or even better try turkey or quorn mince. You can buy half fat cheese but I prefer using a stronger flavour but use less of it as I don't really like the lower fat cheeses. Chocolate mousee is relatively low calorie bug a sweet tooth. And instead of biscuits with a cup of tea (my weakness) I sometime have a cup of Ovaltine or options hot chocolate.

Oatbran is good, porridge as well. Swap to semi skimmed milk if he's still drinking full fat or drop to skimmed milk if he's on semi. In my experience if you cut everything out you crave it more so I'd cut down on portion if he particularly wants something that is higher calorie?
Feb 2015
10:13pm, 25 Feb 2015
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Jenelopy, I trust you've been to see your GP.

The majority of people who are sent by their optician to have their blood pressure/blood sugar/cholesterol checked because of findings on eye examination will turn out not to have high blood pressure/diabetes/high cholesterol, but we only pick up the people who *do* by checking everyone in whom the suggestion has been raised. You won't be wasting anyone's time.
Feb 2015
11:37pm, 25 Feb 2015
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Thank you Totalbeginner and Velocirapter for the advice and reassurance. I'll make an appointment for next week.
Feb 2015
11:14am, 26 Feb 2015
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I left out a small amount of beef mince, some quorn mince and some lentils for the cottage pie last night - and it didn't have any cheese on it - but it requires me to run round before work to organise it! I use frylight, eat porridge and drink skimmed milk - he (up till now) just refused.... At least it's all there for when he gets his head round it! The oat and dark choc cookies have been eaten :-). Planning a pear and almond 'thing' for the weekend from the Heart UK website recommendations.
Feb 2015
8:44pm, 26 Feb 2015
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Pear and almond thing sounding good to me! Hope it turns out well
Feb 2015
9:21pm, 26 Feb 2015
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Johnny Blaze
Erm, Benecol?

*runs away*
Feb 2015
9:51pm, 26 Feb 2015
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I don't really know what Benecol is, or does or if it works. But he has it anyway :-)
Feb 2015
8:31pm, 27 Feb 2015
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The Jogger
Is there any time when people should really take statins, I'm really finding this confusing? Mine was 8.7 but although I didn't want to go back on them my Doc said it was too high not to.
Mar 2018
10:48am, 16 Mar 2018
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Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
My gp referred me for the treadmill test given that my cholesterol is raised, LDL 3.9 in September 2016, not sure the lever of LDL when tested last November except it had increased, there is a family history of angina and 3 of my siblings have stents, I should have gone last November but didn't, gp was not best pleased so I went the day before coming on holiday, they were not happy with my BP and occasional chest pain which I thought was indigestion, I was given a prescription for statins, aspirin and a spray and referred for an angiogram, my they are quick as I am going to have it done Monday! My younger brother is also waiting for tests but rather frustratingly his local hospital is much slower/busier (?)

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