Good Food To Eat For People With Cholesterol And Typhus?
At night, I was sick with typhus and my triglyceride levels were high. But my condition has decreased weight and low blood pressure. I would like to ask the doctor for advice on what foods I should consume best in my situation as I have explained. Thank you🙂
Hello good afternoon Diatriyani.
Typhus is a disease characterized by fever for more than 5 days, especially increases in the afternoon and evening, digestive disorders (in adults it is usually constipation / difficult to defecate while in children it is usually in the form of diarrhea), abdominal pain, weakness, nausea, decreased appetite , etc. Typhus is caused by infection with Salmonella typhii bacteria. These bacteria are usually spread through food and drink and less hygienic cutlery.
The bacteria that cause typhus mainly attack a special zone in the small intestine, so that the intestine becomes infected and a set of typhoid symptoms occurs. Because the small intestine is infected and patients with typhus usually experience digestive symptoms, it is recommended that patients with typhus eat soft foods (such as porridge, team rice) for a while. Losing weight during typhus can be a normal thing to happen because patients with typhus usually experience decreased appetite, a bitter tongue, and nausea, so they don't have the appetite to eat and eventually lose weight. Therefore it is recommended that patients with typhus eat small portions but often, to meet their calorie needs. Serving food directly in large portions will actually make the patient less appetizing to eat. Of course, don't forget to take medication regularly, get adequate rest, and avoid strenuous physical activity for a while.
Regarding your high triglyceride (TGA) levels, it can be caused by frequently consuming foods that contain high sugar or carbohydrates (for example consuming too many sweet foods, consuming too much white rice, etc.). In addition, the increase in TGA levels can also be caused by heredity and the use of certain drugs (such as steroids, some blood pressure-lowering drugs, etc.). TGA itself is a type of fat found in the bloodstream and in tissues, which is mainly formed from unused calories by the body.
To be able to lower TGA levels, you can do the following ways:
reduce saturated fat intake (especially found in meat with fat) decrease calorie intake (reduce the amount of your white rice if the portions are too large) limit consumption of sugar and processed foods that contain sugar do not consume liquor Exercise do not smoke if lifestyle changes are not possible reduce TGA, then the administration of cholesterol-lowering drugs can be done (on a doctor's prescription)
However, considering that you are currently experiencing typhus, it is recommended that you focus more on improving your body condition first. For example, in terms of reducing the number of calories consumed, it can actually be done by replacing white rice with brown rice as a staple food. However, considering that brown rice has high fiber, and you are currently experiencing a typhoid infection that attacks the intestines, the consumption of brown rice can be postponed first, and you can continue to consume soft processed white rice (porridge or team rice). Another example is doing exercise to help lower TGA levels, but because you are currently experiencing typhus, it can be postponed. You can start to focus on lowering the TGA when your health condition is fit and is declared cured of typhus that you are experiencing by the doctor who examined you.
So, hopefully it can be understood.
Greetings, dr. Denisa