Atorvastatin is a statin group of oral medication used to control the cholesterol levels in the body. It is used along with proper diet, exercise, and weight loss programs to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. It is commonly available under the brand name Lipitor.
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How can I manage high cholesterol?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 35-year-old male. My weight is 169 pounds and height is 5 feet 6 inches. What is a skipping pulse? Is it blockage in the heart or not? My test reports is as follows, Cholesterol : 247 mg/dL, Triglycerides : 283 mg/dL, Hdl : 43 mg/dL, Ldl : 149 mg/dL, VLDL : 57 mg/dL, Non-Hdl chole... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I recommend performing an ambulatory 24 to 48 hours ECG (electrocardiogram) monitoring to investigate for any cardiac arrhythmia. I would also recommend performing complete blood count and blood electrolytes for any possible imbalance, which could trigger ectopic hea... Read Full »
Is the heart muscle becoming too weak?
Query: Hello doctor,My 59-year-old father has had hypertension for the past nine years and an acidity problem. He got an acute MI last month. Before this, he had been suffering from low blood pressure for the past ten days, and our family doctor asked him to stop the BP tablet for a few days. At morning 5 ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your father presented to the hospital late after the episode of acute MI (myocardial infarction) with a total occlusion. So, before intervention itself, a major part of his anterior heart muscle was damaged. Even after angioplasty, his condition deteriorated and your ... Read Full »
Do cholesterol medications cause an increase in creatinine values?
Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Lipicard 160 mg and Atorlip 10 mg for controlling triglycerides and cholesterol. Both are now under control but, my serum creatinine value is 1.2 mg/dL. Is the value higher than normal? If so, is it due to my medicines or could there be any other reason? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not elevated but in the borderline. Actually, the values depend on the lab as well. You need to see the lab reference range for it. However, you should get it repeated as we need to be sure regarding the value. And, this is not due to the medicines which you ... Read Full »
How to reduce triglyceride levels after stent placement?
Query: Hello doctor,How to reduce triglyceride levels, which is 262 mg/dL as on today. I have a stent placed three years ago. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you had a stent, you must be on medicines like Atorvastatin or Rosuvastatin, which also helps in lowering triglyceride levels. In spite of these medications, if your triglycerides are elevated, you will need to add one more medicine like tablet Fenofibrate 145 ... Read Full »
Will diet and exercise regress mild concentric LVH?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old and have mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and grade 2 diastolic dysfunction. I was an alcoholic and used to smoke for the past five years, but now I have quit. I am on Nebivolol 5 mg and Amlodipine 2.5 mg medication. My diastolic blood pressure was higher... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry; completely stop smoking and alcohol forever. Do not restart again, as it will adversely affect your health. I suggest you try taking the following medicines. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines after their... Read Full »
Reports suggest high cholesterol levels. What medicines do you suggest?
Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 66 years old. She is living a healthy life. She has no health complications as such, but she complains that she is exhausted after doing very little work. So, just as a measure, we got her blood test done. The reports (lipid profile) suggest that there is some issue with cho... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have evaluated your mother's reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). Her cholesterol is high and at this age, she should be started on medicines. Her thyroid levels were high in the previous reports. I want to know the current status. Following ... Read Full »
Kindly suggest some medicines for the issues given on my general check-up report.
Query: Hi doctor, My health checkup report is enclosed. I feel little lethargic with sluggish mental activity. Please advice some medicines. I am already on Ecosprin 75 and Aztor 10. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The probable reason for all your symptoms is obesity, leading fatty liver and some psychological issues. Do you drink or smoke? Do you have anxiety or depressive symptoms? Regarding treatment, you can continue with current medicine. Although Ecosprin is necessary, Az... Read Full »
My husband had Losar Beta H twice by mistake. Will it cause any side effect?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband used to have Losar Beta H for his BP in the morning and Storvas 10 mg at night. But, mistakenly, he had Losar Beta H again at night. Will it cause any side effect? Should he have Storvas now? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. He can have Storvas (Atorvastatin) now. But, he should not repeat this mistake again. Ask him to take Losar Beta H (combination of Losartan, Atenolol and Hydrochlorothiazide) at a specific time in a day keeping it in a separate pill box. Just a single extr... Read Full »
Please suggest ways to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male with borderline cholesterol. Total cholesterol 200 and triglyceride 200 to 350 mg/dL. I had TMT test and heart echo last year, which were normal. This year, I checked homocysteine, troponin-I and myoglobulin, which were also found to be normal. My three months old ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Firstly, I would say that you are a non-smoker and a normotensive person. You are in late 30s. Your TMT and echo were normal and all the cardiac enzymes are normal. Your only sole ... Read Full »
Can a low carbohydrate diet, high-fat diet, and intermediate fasting make my glucose and lipid levels normal?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54 year old male, and I do not smoke or drink. I am prediabetic and overweight from the past five years. I have started LCHF (low carb high fat) and IF (intermediate fasting) diet for seven weeks. This has given very good results, I was 220 lbs, and now I weigh 198.4 lbs. And my... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. LCHF diet is a good short-term option for weight loss. But it is not a good option for long-term weight loss. Prolonged use of this diet is associated with increased risk of hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease, which limits their long-term use. Based on your m... Read Full »