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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I have been hypertensive for 19 years. My feet has neuropathic pain. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been hypertensive for 19 years, and I am taking my medications regularly. I had RTA years ago with some multiple fractures but had no disability. I also have arthritis, and I take medicines for it too. I had allergies bothering me from time to time, and I use Ventolin. Recently...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I understand that you have multiple ailments right now, and you are taking medications for all. I appreciate that. My advice to you would be to get your vitamin D, and vitamin B12 levels checked only after which I...  Read Full »

Please check my lipid profile and provide detailed interpretation.

Query: Hi doctor, Over the last four months, I have been on high fat, high protein, and low carbohydrate diet where I am taking 250 g of protein, 200 g of fat (mostly saturated), and a very low carbohydrate target of less than 50 g per day. Cholesterol is one of the major problems in my family, so I got a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your lipid profile (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) suggests that you have normal cholesterol levels except LDL cholesterol, which is raised. High-density lipoproteins (HDL) are good cholesterol and protect blood vessels from deposition of cholest...  Read Full »

My Cholesterol levels are low. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I was having discomfort last week as I am having heart problems. I got a blood test done, and it seemed that my cholesterol levels were low, about 63 mg/dL. Would you please suggest me a solution? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have recently done some blood tests, and parameters have shown abnormal results (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Low total cholesterol level results from und...  Read Full »

My husband's hs-CRP and cholesterol levels are high, and vitamin D levels are low. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, This query is regarding my husband, who took a paleo diet test two weeks ago. His hs-CRP and cholesterol levels were higher than the normal range, and his vitamin D level seemed lower than average. Can you give him some medications for his problem? Kindly suggest your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Can you tell me what medications he is taking at the moment? Kindly follow up with the answer. Thank you.  Read Full »

What can be done for continuous bloating and farting?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 32 years old male. During the evening time, I started bloating and fart continuously. This is happening since last 6 to 8 months. I have high cholesterol and taking Rozavel 10. It is very embarrasing.  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Rosuvastatin (Rozavel) is a lipid-lowering drug that may cause excessive flatulence in some patients. However, you might have irritable bowel syndrome. You must elaborate on your symptoms. Do you feel pain in the abdomen? Do you have a fixed time of meal? For flatulence...  Read Full »

I am planning to start a family, but have low libido and weight issues. Please advise.

Query: Dear doctor, I have been married for four years, and I am planning to start a family. I have been facing low libido and fluctuating weight issues for four years. I consulted an andrologist three years back who conducted a blood test and found my TSH level at 4.81 IU/mL, which he said was slightly o...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From what you have mentioned, it appears that you have subclinical hypothyroidism and low libido. Your testosterone levels are good. So, they are not responsible f...  Read Full »

Kindly review my report and give your opinion on my chest pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I got mild pain in the chest. I consulted a doctor, and he did ECG, ECHO, TMT, and blood tests. The results turned out to be expected. But in ECG, some mild variation was seen due to BP. I am taking a BP tablet. I also have cholesterol. The doctor said that the reason for my pain was a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini. M

Answer: Hello,Welcome to your blood pressure (BP) medications and lipid-lowering medications regularly. Your tests reports are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Kindly get a BP apparatus and check the BP every week. And recheck your cholesterol levels after t...  Read Full »

I have elevated triglycerides levels. How do I manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, Are triglycerides, lymphocytes, and ESR out of range? Please check and confirm whether any other values need to be verified.  Read Full »

Dr. Sreejith. M. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your cholesterol and triglyceride levels are high, which will increase the risk of cardiac and cerebrovascular disease. To reduce the risks, you can make some healthy lifestyle habits such as: 1. Improve your fitness by doing aerobic exercises like walking, swimming, and ...  Read Full »

My test reports show elevated triglyceride and ESR levels. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an annual health checkup. Are the elevated levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, urine tests, and high ESR in the reports cause of concern? Also, are there any other abnormalities in the reports?  Read Full »

Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your test results. There are some abnormal values in your reports. However, the significance of these values depends on the presence of symptoms. Your ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), triglycerides and cholesterol levels are borderline high; you can...  Read Full »

Can I train heavily after getting a high cholesterol level in the blood test report?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a sports person. I like to train hard and heavy, like weight-lifter and bodybuilders. Two weeks ago, I took a blood test, and the doctor told me I have high CK and cholesterol levels. I retook a blood test a few days ago, and my CK was normal, but my cholesterol was still high. My...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Raised CK (creatinine kinase) can be due to supplements like creatine and heavy exercise. Other than that, levels of CK (creatinine kinase) can rise after a heart attack or skeletal muscle injury. They can also go up after drinking too much alcohol. Raised cholestero...  Read Full »

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