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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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 icliniq.com. 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 a teenager and I have hypercholesterolemia. How to improve my health?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19-year-old female. I have had a history of hypercholesterolemia for the last six years. I have been following a proper diet, daily physical exercise, and a lot of Ayurvedic tactics. I have done everything for this, but still, my condition is not improving. My cholesterol levels ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Hypercholesterolemia in this age can be due to familial causes. But, as you mentioned, there is no family history, so chances of being familial are low. I would advise continuing with diet, exercise, avoidance of junk food, smoking, etc. I suggest you take statins like R...  Read Full »

I recently felt a chest heaviness and a pinching pain. How frequently should I get the treadmill test done?

Query: Hello doctor, I run about five kilometers every alternate day. I recently felt a chest heaviness and a pinching pain. So, I went in for a TMT test. I want to know the frequency at which such tests are to be done. I am attaching the results of my tests.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your health query and can understand that you are worried about your heart. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). On review of your TMT (treadmill test), I see no issues with your heart. There are no cha...  Read Full »

Can you help me in analyzing my blood test reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I did my preventive blood checkup and there are abnormalities in the lipid profile, liver profile and CBC profile. I am attaching the report.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your reports are fine except for the lipid profile. The figures in bold are not always abnormal. A slight variation is acceptable. You have hypercholesterolemia, that is, LDL cholesterol is ele...  Read Full »

Can avocado lower cholesterol?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old, and my cholesterol report shows as LDL 180 mg/dL. My friend says avocado helps improve HDL, and it does not increase LDL, as it has monounsaturated fat. I am confused. Is avocado good for cholesterol?  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is good cholesterol—the higher the HDL, the better the health. Whereas LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is bad cholesterol. The lower the LDL, the better the health. Avocado, though a high-fat food, reduces LDL and raises HDL. So, it is...  Read Full »

My husband is 35 years old. He is under medication for high BP and cholesterol. Kindly help with the diet.

Query: Hi Doctor, My husband is 35 years old. He is on medication for high BP and cholesterol. BP being 145/100, HDL-46, LDL-117.6, TGL-212, VLDL-42.4. Kindly help with the diet plan. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhvinder Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diet plan for your husband is as follows:Do not use table salt, i.e, avoid using salt for him over and above what you use in cooking vegetables and other dishes. Avoid pickles/white bread/soups/noodles/any kind of food requiring excessive preservation/lentil cakes (papad ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking eltroxin and thyronorm. But cholesterol is raising. What to do?

Query: Hello, I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking eltroxin and thyronorm. But cholesterol level is raising. What to do? Age - 46 years, female. Height-160cm. Weight - 58kg  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhvinder Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Cholesterol may increase on its own or the increase may be secondary to hypothyroidism. A secondary raise will settle down after 8-12 weeks of optimal control of thyroid status. Otherwise it will require consideration for medication. Till that time please eat diet low in...  Read Full »

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. Recentl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 whi...  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 icliniq.com. 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 u...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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