Wuhan Evening News (Reporter Wu Ye, correspondent Zhou Zhao) insisted on a vegetarian diet for 6 years, but the examination found abnormal blood lipids, which has caused atherosclerosis. Faced with the puzzlement of patients and their families, the doctor explained that high blood lipids cannot be resolved quickly.A balanced diet can keep the body healthy.
50-year-old Aunt Jiang lives in Liuduqiao, Hankou. She has been a vegetarian since 6 years ago and has maintained a good body. Since mid-April, Aunt Jiang often experienced dizziness, chest tightness, and palpitation. Recently, her symptoms have become more and more serious, and her stools are dry and irregular, and she can’t eat and sleep well, so she was urged to go to the hospital for examination.
On July 7th, in the cardiovascular clinic of Wuhan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhang Peng, the deputy chief physician, found that Aunt Jiang’s total cholesterol and triglycerides were severely exceeded, and cervical vascular color Doppler ultrasound indicated atherosclerosis. The formation of plaques means that the patient’s hyperlipidemia has affected the blood vessels, making it "rust".
"My mother is 1.61 meters tall, weighs 48 kilograms, and has three vegetarian meals a day. How can she cause atherosclerosis?" Faced with the confusion of the patient’s family, Dr. Zhang Peng explained, blood The source of cholesterol, 1/3 Generated from food, 2/3 is synthesized by the body itself. If the body has already experienced disorders of sugar and fat metabolism, vegan diet may also have abnormal blood lipids; in addition, if you prefer heavy flavors when cooking a vegetarian diet, the salt is thicker and the main food intake If the amount is large, the cakes and nuts will not leave the mouth, and it will also disturb the metabolism of sugar and lipids and cause abnormal blood lipids.
In response to Aunt Jiang’s situation, Dr. Zhang Peng suggested that she should be treated with drugs for 3-6 months, supplemented with hawthorn, red yeast rice, and gynostemma pentaphyllum soaked in water instead of tea to eliminate food accumulation and stasis. Dynamic observation of blood lipids and vascular plaque. He reminded that vegan is not a protective umbrella for vascular health. Only a balanced diet and moderate exercise can keep the body healthy.
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