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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 am 37 years old. Kindly review my attached reports.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 37 years old. My uric acid is 8.9mg/dl, total cholesterol 264, triglycerides 462, LDL cholesterol 134, VLDL cholesterol 92.4, BP 130/110 mmHg. Kindly review my reports.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Lipid profile is deranged to a larger extent and this needs to be controlled to reduce the risk of cardiac disease, you need to have medicine and a healthy lifestyle. You should be started on tablet Rosuvas F 10/160 mg once a day at bedtime and repeat lipid profile aft...  Read Full »

I have persistently elevated cholesterol levels despite following a strict diet and regular exercises. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old male who weighs 138 pounds and would like to reduce my blood cholesterol levels. My cholesterol levels have remained elevated for the past five to six years. And for the last two years, I have been on weight training regularly, and I follow a strict diet that includes e...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I will check your reports and get back to you. Thank you.  Read Full »

Can an increase in cholesterol levels due to occasionally consuming alcohol cause upper arm pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34-years-old. I do not smoke, but occasionally I drink alcohol. I am slightly overweight too and I have not exercised much in the last year. Please find my attached cholesterol level reports. My cholesterol level was normal and now it increased a lot. I have never taken medicine ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Do not worry. I have gone through your reports (attachments are removed to protect the patient’s identity), and everything is normal. There is a slight increase in your cholesterol level. Following are my suggesti...  Read Full »

My serum triglycerides levels are slightly raised. Should I take medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, My serum triglycerides is 235 mg/dL, serum HDL cholesterol is 39.3 mg/dL, Serum LDL cholesterol 109.5 mg/dL, serum VLDL cholesterol is 47 mg/dL. The total CHOL / HDL cholesterol ratio is 4.37. Should I take medicines? Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Triglycerides are slightly raised. I would suggest some lifestyle changes like proper diet by consulting a dietician, regular aerobic exercises for 20 to 30 minutes per day, adequate sleep, and quitting addictions if...  Read Full »

I have right shoulder pain during arm movements and while moving. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having right shoulder joint pain for the last seven months. Pain is present during extreme arm movements and while moving. I think some nerve or vein hinders the movement. I took Tendocare for ten days. I have bad cholesterol levels, according to the laboratory test results. Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) reports (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity), the probable diagnosis is RCT tendinosis. I will give you a few suggestions and medications: 1. Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice in the morning and night...  Read Full »

Will stopping aerobic activity increase cholesterol level?

Query: Hello doctor, Around four to five years ago, I wanted to change my lifestyle, lose some weight, and get healthy and stress-free. I started working out and running a lot. I stopped taking allergy medicine Zyrtec because I was having difficulty breathing while running and was told Zyrtec may be affect...  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After going through the query, the only concern is high cholesterol, for which I advise Statin to be taken only after consulting your doctor. In addition, the keto diet may increase your LDL (low-density lipoprotein). What is your current physical activity? What are th...  Read Full »

My cholesterol and triglyceride levels are high.Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached my blood test result from last year. This year I exercised in the later part of the year, although I had a good amount of fast food also. I decreased my weight from 235 to 220 pounds. I am 6 feet high. But after the new cholesterol test, my new cholesterol level is at 2...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. On seeing your reports (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity), a few things can be done to reduce lipid levels. I suggest you the following measures. Do regular exercise and weight reduction. ...  Read Full »

What does the lipid profile in left axis deviation suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 66 years old and has no chest pain or any other heart problem but did routine tests. The ECG shows normal sinus rhythm and severe left axis deviation and the lipid profile shows serum cholesterol - 209 mg/dL, HDL (high-density lipoprotein) - 33 mg/dL, HDL ratio - 6.33 mg/...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. The problems are being overweight and raised blood sugar. Please tell me what medicines are you taking so that I can guide you accordingly. Thank you.  Read Full »

How to manage unresolved fever in a 62-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My 62-year-old husband has hypertension and high cholesterol and is under regular medication. His height is 5'5", and his weight is 150 lbs. He took two tablets of Ibuprofen every six-hour for his fever, but he is still sick. I think he needs an antibiotic, but he cannot see a doctor b...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your husband has been suffering from fever, and you think he needs antibiotics. Before starting any antibiotic, your husband should undergo investigations like CBC (complete blood count...  Read Full »

Will dietary changes normalize my glucose and lipid levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54 year old male, and I do not smoke or drink. I am prediabetic and overweight from the past five years. I have started LCHF (low carb high fat) and IF (intermediate fasting) diet for seven weeks. This has given very good results, I was 220 lbs, and now I weigh 198.4 lbs. And my...  Read Full »

Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to LCHF diet is a good short-term option for weight loss. But it is not a good option for long-term weight loss. Prolonged use of this diet is associated with increased risk of hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease, which limits their long-term use. Based on your...  Read Full »

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