Tuesday, November 17, 2009

On Eliciting Hypercholesterolemia

In Primary Care Medicine, especially family clinic, we see a lot of patients with hypercholesterolemia. In layman’s term, cholesterol level is higher than the normal value. And in such cases, it means “danger”! Patients who have high cholesterol are prone to cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack, maybe stroke even. And in patients who have chronic hypercholesterolemia, they normally have cholesterol deposits that are visible around their eyes, what we call xanthelasma, or maybe they have special rings around their iris, what we call the arcus senilis. But these signs are only present when the condition is chronic, or long-term. And even so, we might not even be able to pick up the signs.

So, in order to prevent this condition, diet control is crucial. Avoid fatty food. Avoid KFC. Avoid nasi lemak. Avoid seafood. But most often than not, cutting down on the nice food to some, is as good as committing suicide.

Having said that, how could one resist cholesterol-food when we get free flow of shrimp in a eat-all-you-can buffet restaurant?

30 adequately-done but not overcooked shrimps, juicy, yummy, irresistible...

And I’ve been wondering what would be the direct complications of a sudden surge of cholesterol levels in our bodies because I didn’t actually quite experience anything. LOL.

12 Jujus:

Twilight Zone said...

Pandai cakap nye! The prawns looked so familiar wor! *Wink! *Wink!.... You guy's way for savoring mammoth prawns and oysters really give me weak & faintz heart! In another word Grandma may die of heart attack by watching other's dieting. LOL

manglish said...

hahahahha....is it freaky or what? that is the kind of seafood my fren wont play2 wif hahahahaha

TZ said...

aiyo... grandma have weak heart... that's go our Yuen dinner gathering ... :p Shrimp Shrimp yum yum... Anyone wanna to do it again?

the happy go lucky one said...

u guys really can eat lor... the soup actually bcome so thick thanks to the prawn juice extraction kekeeee...

Twilight Zone said...

Happy Go Lucky - they ate over 100 prawns and mountain plates of oysters!!! Sure horny and itchy bawah guar....

said...

ish~ i'm allergic to shrimps~

[SK] said...

wow, so many prawns!! and oysters hidden beneath~~ :p

Medie007 said...

Twilight, pandai of course pandai... have to advice the public also mar. wakakakakaka. :P but usually u know lar, the doctors are the worst patients. :P

manglish, freaky? i dunno. how come ur fren dowan to play play with it?

TZ, yay! this weekend! :P

Medie007 said...

happy go lucky, actually hor, we didn't even cook any prawns in the tom yam soup lor... but last weekend one dunno why the tom yam soup so thick one...

twilight, that theory didn't apply to me lor.

L2, you are? wow... didn't know that. and i thought only Jerry is. :P

[sk], wow... ur eyes so geng can see the oyster in there summore. :P

the happy go lucky one said...

twilight: more than 100 prawn? seriously *jaw drops* and mountainful of oyster? seriously im sure they were busy that nite and the nites afterward, and mayb including daytime? lolll kekeee :P

Gratitude said...

I betcha docs have been getting themselves busy concocting 20-letter or more words to sound more sophisticated.
+Ant+

word verification : Bongs lolz

wenn said...

well..i just love seafood..so far my cholesterol level is ok..