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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Should I concern about diastolic dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a cardiac CT scan. The report shows LCx - near the origin of the LCx/ramus. There appears to be an arterial communication with an outpouching of the LV anterior to the left pulmonary veins. There is no coronary artery dilatation that one may expect in a coronary LV fist...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In case of next time, please always upload or give information on the complete result of an investigation. It helps to explain the investigation better. The report means simply that there is an anatomical deformity or changes perhaps present in the left ventricula...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of barium poisoning?

Query: Hi doctor, My barium level shows greater than 50. I do not drink or smoke. Currently, I am on Winolap for urticaria. I need some help on this. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Nephrologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Barium exposure can be increased if you are in constant exposure, which can occur through pollution also. Do you work in a place where electronics are concerned or travel near factories? Have you been recently under radiological procedure like barium swallow? The above a...  Read Full »

What does my blood report indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I have just got my basic blood check done. I am worried about the report, especially the following points. Cholesterol levels, vitamin D deficiency, excess uric acid, platelet, monocytes and basophils. I would like to know whether all these symptoms together are pointing to something else...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have increased uric acid and increased cholesterol, which are just above borderline. You can reduce that by proper diet control. I would suggest you to kindly avoid the following. Sugar, jaggery, all forms of sugar such as sweets, cakes, biscuits, wafers, chocolates, ...  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 »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

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 r...  Read Full »

Based on my thyroid level, do I need medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old male. My weight is 92 kg and height is 5'9". I got tested for cholesterol and thyroid today. I am attaching my report for your reference. I want to know whether I am suffering from hypothyroidism or any other thyroid disorder. Do I need to start any medication for thyro...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is slightly high. It means that you are having a thyroid problem (hypothyroidism). But, the value is not very high enough to start any medications for that. Just repeat your thyroid test after three months and revert back with the re...  Read Full »

Please comment on the abnormal values seen in my blood report.

Query: Hello doctor, My total cholesterol is 273 mg%. Triglyceride 293 mg%, LDL cholesterol 180.4 mg/dL. VLDL 58.6 mg/dL. Ratio total HDL cholesterol 8.03. Blood sugar (fasting) 127 mg/dL. Sugar PP 138 mg/dL. Uric acid 8.7 mg%.  Read Full »


Dr. Safina Mithani

Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per reports, cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and uric acid levels are higher. Dietary recommendations as per your condition: 1. Take one tablespoon of roasted flaxseed every morning. 2. Take one tablespoon apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water twice a...  Read Full »

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 »

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