Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy and fat-like substance your body uses to protect nerves and make hormones, bile acid, and vitamin D. The cholesterol needed by the body is produced by the liver and from the food you eat. The two types of cholesterol carried by the lipoproteins are low-density lipoproteins LDL (bad cholesterol) and high-density lipoprotein HDL (good cholesterol).

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Please interpret my blood test reports and suggest medications.

Query: Hello doctor, I got my annual health check-up done last weekend. From the report, the values show I have Blood readings variations – (Page 3 and 4 of 26). Do I need to take any medication? Variation of CYSTATIN C - 1.07 against max of 1.03. Any medication required if so please suggest table...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attachment. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The USG (ultrasound) abdomen and the TMT (treadmill test) are not cause for concern. The prostatomegaly (i.e prostate enlargement seen on the USG has been correlated with a normal PSA leve...  Read Full »

I have persistent cough and fast breathing. Should I get angiography?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 62 years old. She is under regular medicine for BP. Since five years she is taking Olmy-D 20 mg and Cilapam plus at night. She is suffering from prolonged cough and fast breathing after long walk and climbing stairs. I am attaching her recent ECG, echo and x-ray reports. Pl...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mom is hypertensive. On Olmy-D (Olmesartan), if her blood pressure is controlled then the treatment is fine. Cilapam (Escitalopram) is for anxiety (grossly). Is she having chest pain like symptom on exertion or at rest? If no then no need of GTN (Nitroglycerine). Che...  Read Full »

My cholesterol level is increasing though I am working out. Am I a cholesterol patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have cholesterol level 189 after one month diet control and with exercise before month my level was 194 and TG level was 218 and ldl 102 hdl 41 now after one moth exercise and diet control my cholesterol is 189 TG level is 224 LDL 113 and HDL 39, whether I am a cholesterol patient ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumiya Sulthana

Nutritionist, Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to monitor definitely levels are elavated and changes in a month not to be considered please continue for next 6 months and do recheck reports you will get good results. I am not clear with diet pattern what you are following to plan a customized diet plan I ne...  Read Full »

Please interpret my mother's MRI report.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is 55 years old. We met with a car accident. She got hit near eyebrows and so far she is on the safer side. She does not have any symptoms such as headache, paralysis, etc. Our doctor suggested a CT scan of her head. In the report they found some white matter which is not clear wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. This report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is suggestive of ischemic changes. These findings are incidental and not related to the head injury she had. She needs to be evaluated for the possible causes like high blood p...  Read Full »

Will quitting alcohol bring amylase and lipase levels back to normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pancreas enzymes such as amylase and lipase at high levels. I am an alcoholic. I do not have abdomen pain, but I have little high cholesterol. Doctor advised me to stop the drink and maintain low fat diet. Will it reverse to normal if I stop drinking? I have stopped drinkin...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I have gone through the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are suffering from subacute pancreatitis. The people who consume alcohol have many attacks of subacute pancreatitis that goes unnoticed as there is no m...  Read Full »

Why are my eyes red and watery, and eyelids swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, When I wake up in the morning, I have watery eyes, eyelid swelling and redness. The symptoms get clear in some half an hour to a maximum of 2 hours and then it remains fine the entire day. Please help with this.  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your watering problem may be related to previous conjunctivitis attacks. This is more common in viral conjunctivitis. You can use artificial tear drops during watering. You can send pictures of your eyes and old records for more clear diagnosis and treatment...  Read Full »

Are medicines necessary for elevated LDL levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 43 years old. I do not smoke or drink, but my food habits are not very good. Recently, I got my blood checked for Apo B/Apo A and the ratio was really bad at 1.6. The triglyceride is around 474 and this rose from 270 around three months back. My HDL is 26, LDL 116 and TC 237. Let...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. You definitely need treatment for high cholesterol along with dietary modifications. You need to be started on a combination of Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. Start regular exercise and avoid oil, rice and potatoes. For blood su...  Read Full »

I have high cholesterol with palmar erythema. Does it indicate liver damage?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with palmer erythema last year. I am 28 years old, however, I started drinking moderately from 16-20 then stayed sober for a year and a half. However started drinking again at 22 and have been more of a binge drinker consuming on average of 20-50 drinks a week over t...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. You may have anxiety more than disease itself. For raised total cholesterol you may take low cholesterol diet with regular exercise. Quitting of alcohol may be useful. Get it done ultrasound abdomen and liver scan. Avoid alcohol intake. Use tablet Panto...  Read Full »

Is Statin necessary for high cholesterol?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently prescribed by ARNP low dose of statin, but prefer trying diet limited to 200 mg cholesterol with average daily of 100 mg plus E-revise 5 days a week to lower with supplements instead. I am 64. Do not smoke. Do not drink. Trying to lose 20 lbs, female. At 243 total with 58 Hd...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When patients present to me in the hospital with a similar presentation considering your age, family history, I commence them on Statins initially. You should use Statins for atleast a month or two before trying out the option of diet or other natural methods. At yo...  Read Full »

Can drinking alcohol increase blood sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 50 years old. I have done my sugar test last week which showed high blood sugar value and high cholesterol. My doctor advised me to test because I had irritation while urinating. My doctor prescribed me to take Cumet-SR tablets. My weight is 85 kg and height 5.8 feet. I have few ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint and seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It suggests that you have diabetes and dyslipidemia. Your irritation in urine is due to infection in urinary tract which is common in diabetes patient. You need...  Read Full »

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