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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Can I replace Apremilast instead of Humira for psoriatic arthritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I need help to interpret my blood results before taking Apremilast for PsA and in general. Previously, I took Humira. Now I am having a very serious outbreak of psoriasis. I smoke and drink, but work out regularly.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your results except lipid profile are fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Within lipid profile, LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and total cholesterol are too much deranged, but rest of the parameters like triglycerides and HDL (high density lipop...  Read Full »

Can increased cholesterol levels be the reason for my fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. My height is 5.6 feet and weighs about 90 kg. I have fatty liver and high cholesterol- 166, and LDL - 223. I wanted to ask is this cholesterol because of fatty liver? And is there any supplement that I can take for the liver?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the fatty liver and high cholesterol are both different problems. However, both can simultaneously occur at one time and affect each other in different ways. It seems the main problem you have is weight. High cholesterol and fatty liver disease are possibly due ...  Read Full »

Will increase in cholesterol levels cause anxiety and sleep disturbance?

Query: Hello doctor, My HDL is 34.8 and LDL is 140.78 due to which I feel anxiety during sleep at night therefore I could not sleep properly for the last three nights. Please guide me on this.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is a bit high but not that high to start the medicine. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) should be 40 at least in males. No need to worry, both of these can be corrected with diet and exercise. Avoid fatty foods, especially trans f...  Read Full »

Should I take medicines for high cholesterol?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not have any health issues. But, my cholesterol level is high at 220. Do I need to take any medicine? Please let me know. I have attached my laboratory reports for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Nephrologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you should be started on statins preferably Atorvastatin 10 mg at bedtime and also low fat diet and regular exercise for 30 minutes daily. Are suffering from any other disease than high cholesterol? Are you hypertensive or diabetic? What is your age? Revert back with...  Read Full »

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 »

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